Capitalism is still theft

 Yiddish phone sex - long story - Sex is an ocean. My work has always had sexual content even in disguise for times when free speech is more dangerous. Even my fascination with the Hebrew mystical traditions had a very sexual dimension for me. The Sefiroths are gendered my images in the spheres are either men or women but not mixed together. A non-verbal ( which I consider myself not having a deep grasp of writing of grammar even). No I try to write from same place I paint in and draw in . in someways I think I am a savant or what my dear Mom would call some one who is "touched".

Please Stand By

 PLEASE STAND BY  This is a test had this been an actual blog I'd already be digressing. My son says I shouldn't blog directly into browser and here I am doing that very thing. I like the directness like email straight ahead no chaser. Painting Archie Bush the donor behind the Foundation that bears his name in St Paul. It's a bit like painting a ghost using a black and white original as the official pics in color are awful. More to follow.

New surf - Walker Art Center 1-3 , No.4.MIA snapshot of child

 Yo word up - 1974 Nixon was president when this painting was created. It's old , I was  30 that Christmas. It was the painting in the Artpolice's early years, when I was insane half the time. Artpolicecomics was my most insane creation but this painting was also a big factor nearly 2 years making this huge fucker. It's 8 X 7'  that is 56 sq. feet covered with tiny hand man images in hundreds and hundreds of colors.

May Day 2013 (2 portraits of Jake)

Our ideas about art change with the passage of time. Things I thought often take a complete turn around to their opposite . I sometimes think our ideas change as we change as experience changes us. These two portraits of Jake are a case in point. When these were made I didn't think they were our best effort. Pamela my spouse and I paint these portraits simultaneously, long story short it's sort of a way we can make art together and hang how to the productive end of making portraits.

Portraits of Stu Mead (with Robert Crumb in Marseille) with Pakito Bolino/

Portraits of Stu Mead -  Pam woke me up Sunday morning saying there is something you are going to like on Facebook. It was this photo of Robert Crumb (R. Crumb) looking at Men Beg the sex magazine Stu Mead and I do together in which my portrait of Stu glows out, ha so cool, very happy. In Europe I'm Stu's plus one we are forever a doubles act with Man Bag and we both do portraits. Lots of portraits boxes full. Stu asked to use this 2009 portrait again for a id photo on his various projects. It's his facebook id pic.

Older portraits from 35mm transparencies

  These 5 portraits are from 35mm slides which I scanned to make into sort hybrid Jpegs. Left to right - Julie early 1990's blue dress / orange brown hair/ wire spectacles We made several portraits over time . Julie is a writer and a poet. Next Denise G.; This portrait of Denise is one of several produced in 1998-9 for Portrait Exhibition at Minneapolis Institute of Arts 1999. Tank top long face Man Bag on black tank top (looks nothing like the model maybe the hair do). Next -Portrait of Megan O. (from photo) green and white sports jacket.

Swan Song { with instructions } or Franky's Way

 Feb. 19, 2013 Frigid Minneapolis - Curators out buying fur coats , collector's with tax man. Museums on auto-play. Bad movies everywhere you look.

Elianna and Rafi 2012-3 (Simultaneous Painting)

Elianna and Rafi are to marry this year.  They commissioned my wife Pamela and I to paint a simultaneous portrait of them. Pamela my partner in this bifurcated experiment. Two artists two portraits -   I was trying to put this pair of portraits together on the screen. Call me romantic the bride (fomerly of Abbott Avenue South now Brooklyn NY) and the groom we know nothing about him or I don't ,save he had Red Wing boots . Just more New York and Brooklyn. More to follow.

Yiddish Phone Sex 1999

 This painting and collage on linen finished in 1999. Called Satanic Housekeeping by Walker Art Center( present owner of this object). Trying to get some focus as temps drop all day. Arctic art zone - ICEPATROL-ARTPOLICE -  is that a palidrome or whatever many years ago Al Peters figured it out the same letters in the word Artpolice are in the word Icepatrol hence our disclosure of place by being the hidden Icepatrol. You see the oddness of this all? We have a lot of winter here in neu Sweden. Time sweeps past and bits and pieces are left in her wake.

How I Write Such Beautiful Nonsense

 I began to understand things better as I got older not that that was all that helpful. Seems many people take the path of least resistence  like electric current no point in connecting with dead wires. However at some point in one's thinking the thought of self vanishing ( the most personal version of the end of the world) of the infinity of nothingness that lays before us. An urgency took hold of me as an artist as a young man in search of pony dancers and plain girls who have spent many hours in libraries and cooks of all descriptions.

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