When I painted this diamond it was a sign that I was slipping sliding away.  The first time I flipped I sprinkled this diamond with marijuana. What a fucking mistake, though it looked nice, it was a homage to Ad. Reinhardt one of my art heroes. He was so intense those black paintings of his… Read More


 My friend Mike Kelley died last week, it came just as my big survey show at the Walker so it was a pretty intense conflict for me very keen sense of the bi-polar nature of life. I felt the loss more than I expected I really felt like a comrade had a bias they say in the city of lost angels. I… Read More


 The photo of my installation at Walker is the first photo I've seen of the entire piece. I worked on it with considerable assistance for a week and I think the impression it makes is very positive. Albeit a bit architectonic given the room and it's Swiss authors. But hey I love architecture… Read More


   Jpg. Photo of corner of portrait wall from Twitter feed Walker Art Center January 26, 2012

   Tired but I think it's something spectacular and still grounded in our hard times , it's taking nothing

  and making something. Gold from dross matter, it's the sort of… Read More


  The much dreaded art writer for the Minneapolis StarTribune visited my place today and I'm alive to write about it.

  Actually now that we are both quite old I suspect we are able to tolerant one another. Though my friends in New

  York have nothing good to say about Mary!! But… Read More