Saturday, February 04, 2023

Melinda Dillon 1939-2023


 

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Cindy Williams 1947-2023


 

Monday, January 30, 2023

Sylvia Syms 1934-2023


 

Saturday, January 28, 2023

January 2023 new piece mixed on cardboard.


 

Alfred Leslie 1927-2023

 A long life Al. He had success first as a second generation abstract artist but left it alone and started to do realism which he was also successful at. His most famous paintings were based on the death of Frank O'Hara on the beach at Water Island. No it wasn't fire island which the myth states. I spent a weekend in the early 70's at the house on water island where O'Hara died and also Albee wrote Virginia Woolf. The paintings of the death of O'Hara blew me away when I saw it at the Whitney maybe in a painting annual.





Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Ridiculous! Everett Quinton 1952-2023

 



The great actor and co founder of the Ridiculous Theatrical Co. with the late great Charles Ludlam has passed. I didn't know him but I would say hi and chat a bit with him at the old Chelsea Gym. I pretty much saw every production and then some that they did. And Donald Trump still walks this earth. Unfair.

Saturday, January 21, 2023

David Crosby 1941-2023


 

Monday, January 16, 2023

Gina Lollobrigida 1927-2023




 

Friday, January 13, 2023

Lisa Marie Presley 1968-2023


 

Mary Ann Begland 1940-2022


 

Sunday, January 08, 2023

Owen Roizman 1936-2023

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he great cinematographer Owen Roizman has passed 1936-2023. He did many films set in my city of New York including his great work on The French Connection.

Thursday, January 05, 2023

Three notebook drawings January 2023. Mixed on notebook paper




 

Wednesday, January 04, 2023

New piece of the new year. January 2023. Mixed


 

Saturday, December 31, 2022

Glint Magazine. Last magazine appearance for 2022


 

Friday, December 30, 2022

Harrison Ford

 Harrison Ford is one of our great movie stars, a real super dupper super star who did his best work back in the 30's and 40's. How I loved him in all those romance things he did with Lombard, Dietrich and Hepburn, and all those action flicks where he fought and won everything. What a career. And did you know that there was another Harrison Ford who had a good silent movie career but then suddenly disappeared. Our new Harrison moved on from all those great 30's and 40's films to make blockbuster after blockbuster, and holy shit the guy is 80 years old. Mommy I love him. Now you're probably asking why the fuck is he writing about Harrison Ford well for starters I just saw two ok flicks of his on NettyFlix where in one he plays the pres. of our country taking down holy shit terrorists on Air Force One including Gary Oldman. I just couldn't help thinking of fat donny playing pres. and trying to outrun anyone let alone fast as a bullet nasty Gary Oldman looking for revenge for what the U S of A did to his country located somewhere between Serb








ia and Ruskieland. Doesn't matter. Harrison unlike what fat Donny couldn’t do kicks the shit out of them and throws Gary off his plane. Harrison doesn't need fake super action hero cards he really is a super action hero. Donny actually tried to praise Harrison, but of course Harrison who hated the fat pig would have nothing of that. He's one of us, a big hot liberal. A 300 Million dollar man concerned about our planet. The other film I saw was the dour and dull “The Devil’s Own” in which our Harrison plays a good cop, who unknowingly opens his nice home in Kensington Brooklyn to Brad Pitt a visiting I.R.A. terrorist. There is my good name again. Anyway hardly a good film but with fine dull direction by Alan J. Pakula and some nice New York New York on location scenery. Harrison in his later films didn’t have the female co-stars that he had in his romantic movies of the 30’s and 40’s which didn’t help his box office other than his Star Wars and Indiana Jones romps where it didn’t really matter who his fem co-stars were. We were there for the action and robots not Carrie Fischer or Karen Allen as nice as they were. And let’s not forget that little sci-fi film he did in 82 with a blade and a runner in the title.

Bullet Train 2022

 Oh lighten the fuck up Manohla Dargis. I thought this tight action thing was perfect. Loud, fast pretty and violent, also smart and sassy the way I like my action movies. Maybe it was my foot that caused me to like this wow movie. I don't give a shit Manohla what you and your fellow middle brow klutz A.O. think about anything let alone movies. Man that you guys get paid for your opinions really pisses me off. Anyway this product moves and I had a big smile on my pouty face for its total running time. The cast is fast also and very attractive. I counted at least 3 or 4 of these guys I would have loved to sex it up with in my youth, and beyond. Its taking off on Netflix and yes it helps to have a nice big screen tv. with good sound bar sound which I do missy Dargis. And what? Do you think missy that you know or love movies more than I do. I doubt it. Anyway folks this is one loony tunes ride and if you can't stand violent action movies then avoid it and find something obtuse that Dargis liked for your new years viewing pleasure. And yes I am in a foul mood.





Wednesday, December 28, 2022

William Anthony 1934-2022

 Horrible news. The artist William Anthony was killed in a fire at his apartment at Westbeth last week. I knew him but as usual lost touch with him. He did a small drawing of one of my pieces that was used in the Soho News I think. His drawings were funny, edgy and very often dark with cutting edge humor. A terrible end to this year. 







Sunday, December 18, 2022

Philip Pearlstein 1924-2022


A life well lived. The great painter Philip Pearlstein has passed. And I mourn him. I was lucky to have been friendly with him and his wife Dorothy in the early 70's but I lost touch with them, which is my bad and my insecurities. I must have been 22 when I first met them and spent time with them at dinners and gatherings and for my 30th birthday they gave me this antique toy which I still have and I see it every day. It was thrilling of course for me as a very young artist to know him, a gentle smart and very funny man who along with Dorothy livened up any gathering they were at.







Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Angelo Badalamenti 1937-2022


 

Saturday, December 10, 2022

December 2022 Mixed on notebook paper


 

Wednesday, December 07, 2022

Oddball

Sunday, December 04, 2022

Random Sample

 Jeese I just discovered that I was published in this magazine in July??? Oh well


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