almost everyone was collaborating

"And a scene it was: amorous, rivalrous and incestuous; at once an avant-garde and — much like the New York art world at present — an avant-garde in reverse. Poetry was pushing into prickly new territory, while art was revisiting old ground, although with some new moves. What made the situation at Tibor de Nagy distinctive was that almost everyone was collaborating, artists and poets alike. "

– NYT, on Tibor de Nagy Gallery: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/21/arts/design/21tibor.html?_r=1&ref=arts