Saturday, February 27, 2010
Friday, February 26, 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Here was a fun evening at Nobu in NYC. I think saki was the drink of choice this night. Here is me and some great friends including the famous NYC detective / "one tough cop" bo dietl. I try to avoid pics of me after more than three drinks but what the hell...It was summer and party time...
Monday, February 22, 2010
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Friday, February 19, 2010
on a side note I had such an amazing dream last night that I got out of bed at three and wrote the entire thing down for an hour in story form as I was finishing my computer decided to shut itself down to update the system and it didnot bother saving my story. I have a photographic memory of things I write so I will re-write it today. When I sell my first woman painting I will burn all my computers in a bonfire on the hudson river and buy a mac. I hope bill gates chokes on a tofu burger.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
am selling all my art including drawings and sketches and studies to fund my 12 women project. I am completing 12 paintings of women that require a lot of time and a lot of money. I have cut my sleep to 4 hours a night and I am going to post progress shots and when each piece is finished I will sell prints to fund the next one. The originals will not be for sale until all the paitnings are completed and I have a show of them in NYC or California. Any support (purchases) will be much appreciated as I will put the money into the project that requires models, costumes photgraphers and a lot of supplies.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
I have not died, I have been caught up putting together models, a photographer and a costume designer for my first in a series of 12 women. These will be my masterpieces (hopefully) and I am really excited to paint them. There is the usual fear as well but I thrive on fear and my skin is thick like tree bark. Here is a photo a fan sent me from georgia...global warming is alive and well in georgia..This reminds me of the artist Sisley who painted impressionist snowscapes..I have a fondness for his work because it is kind of sad like most of my work. I delivered a 6 x 5 foot "davinci riff" portrait yesterday to a friends restaurant. I am "kinda sorta" on a food art-kick lately but I am now focused on 12 women. Thanks for the photo, jim. Lately I have been getting requests from india to teach people glass etching via the interent..not a bad thing, the internet. I can teach a stranger in bangladesh how to make art...god bless living in interesting times. I am soon going to be doing a fundraising show to raise money for a man who needs facial surgery to remove a birth-deformity. I need a plastic surgeon, as well so if any are reading this you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will trade you one of my "bestest" pieces if you would help me! As usual I am all over the place but it works for my nervous system and it keeps me up early and working late. One day I will find a women who is willing to deal with my eccentric nature until then I am married to my work.
Friday, February 12, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Newfoundland Premier Danny Williams will have heart surgery today after checking in to a U.S. hospital in an undisclosed location.
let me say that again, The PREMIER of Newfoundland is coming to NYC for heart surgery..in fact his surgery is today..so much for Canadian health care....
By PHIL PATTON
Mr. Koons will be the 17th artist in the program, which began in 1975 and has employed leading artists, including Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Frank Stella and Jenny Holzer. Most of the artists have painted on BMW cars (both road cars and racecars). The last Art Car, Olafur Eliasson’s “Your Mobile Expectations: BMW H2R Project,” from 2007, was covered in ice and had to be viewed in a room that was cooled to subzero temperatures. Some BMW executives grumbled at its inaccessibility.
The announcement of Mr. Koons was made in a festive event at the artist’s huge studio in Chelsea. Mr. Koons stood with Jim O’Donnell, president of BMW North America. Also attending were the architect Richard Meier; Adam Weinberg, director of the Whitney; Richard Armstrong, director of the Guggenheim; and Klaus Biesenbach curator of the Museum of Modern Art and P.S.1. Star chef Thomas Keller, of French Laundry and Per Se fame, did the canapés.
BMW said that Mr. Koons, who turned 55 last month, had expressed an interest in participating in the program in 2003. Mr. Koons said he drove BMWs 20 years ago while working in Munich, Germany, and came to appreciate them.
Mr. Koons’s Art Car design will not be seen until later this year, but it will probably go beyond applying patterns and colors. Much of his work is based on heroic or mock heroic versions of mundane and kitschy objects. He came to art world attention in 1985 when he put basketballs in a tank and vacuum cleaners in a glass case. He is known for such works as gilded porcelain sculptures of Michael Jackson and his chimpanzee Bubbles and oversize, metallic versions of balloon dogs. He and his extensive staff, sometimes compared with Andy Warhol’s factory, have also created huge works like 43-foot high topiary puppies, displayed outdoors in several locations, including at Rockefeller Center in 2000. In 2007, Hanging Heart, a piece based on colored Mylar balloons, was sold by Sotheby’s in New York for $23.6 million, a record price for the work of a living artist at the time.
Not all of Mr. Koons’s work is the sort of art likely to be displayed in a BMW dealer lobby. He has produced prints and lifesize figures of his own nude figure engaged in sex acts with the pornographic film star Ilona Staller — stage name Cicciolina — whom he married in 1991 and later divorced.
On the other hand, Mr. Koons for a time supported his art career with a day job as a Wall Street trader, so he may understand BMW’s audience quite well.
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
here is a related article.
Monday, February 1, 2010
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