Two Rivers

The Delaware and The Hudson
December 26 and 27, 2010

Postcards from the Edge

My favorite benefit is just around the corner. I always enjoy creating a special piece for Postcards from the Edge and am truly amazed at all the amazing 4" x 6" art. Check it out the week after next.

Postcards From the Edge benefit for Visual AIDS
Hosted by CRG Gallery
548 West 22nd Street NYC
January 7-9, 2011

Friday, Jan. 7, 6 - 8 PM
Preview Party (See the entire exhibition, no sales)
$85 admission, payable at the door, includes a raffle ticket for the chance to pick the FIRST postcard that evening. Silent auction of additional artworks and VIP packages.
**Preview Party admission for donating artists is waived. No RSVPs necessary. All artists’ names will be held at the door.

Saturday, Jan. 8, 10 AM – 6 PM
Sunday, Jan. 9, Noon – 4 PM
Benefit Sale
Over 1,400 original, anonymously-displayed, postcard-sized artworks, each sold for $85. All sales first-come, first-served, artists’ names revealed only after purchase. $5 suggested admission.

Artists include: Richard Renaldi, John Baldessari, Ross Bleckner, Louise Fishman, Ann Hamilton, Mary Heilmann, Jeff Koons, Glenn Ligon, Marilyn Minter, Yoko Ono, David Reed, John Waters and many, many more.

All proceeds support the work of Visual AIDS. Visual AIDS utilizes art to fight AIDS by provoking dialogue, supporting HIV+ artists, and preserving a legacy, because AIDS is not over.

Still have questions?
Contact Visual AIDS at (212) 627-9855


November in California

Gay Bashing at the Smithsonian

Frank Rich has a great piece from this Sunday's NY Times about the Smithsonian's censoring of the David Wojnarowicz video from their current show Hide/Seek. Frank Rich has been such a vocal supporter of LBGT rights over the years and is always spot on with his political analysis. He is certainly one of my media heros and I look forward to his column every Sunday.


David Sena

I met David Sena at the Rising Dragon Tattoo Shop in Chelsea about ten years ago. He has done three separate pieces on my arms and leg and since opened his own shop called North Star in the East Village. He is incredibly skilled at making tattoos and is world renowned in that field. He also happens to be a pretty amazing artist whose work is primarily on paper and involves the use of fireworks. I have one of his 3 dimensional pieces and it is simply beautiful. David currently has a show up in Greenpoint and I strongly suggested checking it out.

Yashar Gallery - 276 Greenpoint Avenue building 8 ground floor, Brooklyn NY 11222
On view: December 9-29, 2010


Sprinting through the Vernissage

Portraits of creatively dressed people in green or red at the Nada Art Fair - Deauville Beach Resort, Miami Beach, FL.



While I was visiting LA last month - I stopped by my favorite cafeteria Clifton's. Clifton's is the oldest style cafeteria restaurant in Los Angeles and is a kitsch lover's dream.
When I used to live in downtown LA (in the historical theater district) Clifton's was only a couple blocks away. It was a place I would always take my friends and family when they came to visit. I wanted to get back there to make some proper photos and share them here. If you live in or are visiting LA I would recommend getting there soon, as the cafeteria was bought by a developer from the original owners and is going to be made all fancy sooner then you can say mac n' cheese...