"Art is a lie that tells the truth" -- Pablo Picasso
Sunday, January 3, 2016
2016 -- So Many Personal Anniversaries!
I moved to New York 25 years ago (photo of me in 1994 on the roof of 256 East 10th street)
I graduated from the Kansas City Art Institute 35 years ago (photo of me with Alice Neel on Graduation Day with one of my paintings from the time; the love child of Rothko and Friedrich).
I earned my first masters degree in art history and taught my first classes at Washington University 30 years ago.
I graduated from high school 40 years ago (my high school yearbook pic)
I had my first solo show at 409 Gallery of the Organization of Independent Artists 15 years ago. I showed the complete first series of paintings of David Wojnarowicz that are now in the permanent collection of the Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art.
I began working for Borders Books in the long destroyed World Trade Center 20 years ago. I still have close friends from my time in that store.