Monday, November 29, 2010


My friend Frank opened the Village Squire, a high fashion men's clothing store in Greenwich Village, whose success led to the opening of two new stores. His clientele ranged from the Japanese to Diana Ross to pimps. After 20 years he retired to the Hamptons in the late 70s and here are his cats...

From Mats

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Sun & Moon Daily Witnessed the Slaughter From the Get-Go

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In this painting I just went into it blindly, filling up the space until the story unfolded and led me to the proper conclusion: The red is the evil pressing in on mankind, and through eons of slaughter, the sun and the moon always remain as witnesses.

Sunday, November 14, 2010


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One day I walked into my son's room and he'd hung all these centerfolds up. My wife and I were ok with this, we figured it's better than posters of football or baseball players. The funny thing about it was the fact that a prepubescent kid had plastered his walls with naked women while sleeping on Superman sheets.

Sunday, November 7, 2010


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Some guy on the Colts just got laid out in a game and they took him off on a stretcher. There was no movement coming from him, he was just laying there. If they want to eliminate head-to-head contact in the game of football, one ESPN commentator suggested removing the face masks. So these are NFL injury reports that I cut out and placed around the mat...injury reports they run every week in the newspaper in our little, peaceful country. Out of 500,000 football injuries in the U.S., 30,000 require surgery. How much do you think that costs?