Monday, June 22, 2009

Old stuff





Here's some older paintings I never posted; The Beatles and Pete Townshend were done in 2001 for my friend in London, and I only had transparencies of them until a few days ago. The Lou Reed and the Roseanne Barr were done waaaaaay back in school in 1991. The Roseanne Barr was done in reaction to her singing of the National Anthem where she grabbed her crotch afterwards to mimic what some ball-players do. I don't think it was disrespecting the country- just a failed joke, so I was just showing the general perception in the country of what she did and how it was misinterpreted. I probably could've worked more on the body of this one, but I didn't have a reference... so I probably just got lazy at the end.

The Lou Reed painting was donated to The Riverside Church Weekday School's Auction for its Annual Spring Benefit to assist in bringing children a strong educational start.
It's going to do more good there than in some corner of my apartment collecting dust.

Anyway, I want to move onto some new work.

13 comments:

The Keeper's Notes said...

Great work, Dan. I particularly like the Pete Townsend. It's really got a special quality about it. And the Beatles is awesome, too. I remember seeing the Rosanne Barr at one time, by had never seen the Lou Reed before. Very cool

Everybody's gotta be in a Gang said...

Thanks, Justin.

Greg said...

The Lou Reed one is super sexy-pants, Dan...
Why didn't some fan buy that great piece?

It just oozes the sort of lackadaisical style that Mr. Reed's music has inherent within it...

Sigh...

I just don't understand it...

Nice work.

jason quinones said...

knew it was roseanne immediately and with a very brief overview of the entire painting i knew exactly the moment in time you were depicting too.

i felt exactly the same way at the time. just a lame joke that went wrong and taken out of context.

that lou reed one is my fave of the bunch. like the wtc in the background. very noo yawk!! great sorta "fish eye" lens view to the whole piece.

the riverside church is a beautiful building. went there recently to check out noam chomsky speak.

Everybody's gotta be in a Gang said...

Thanks, Greg- well, somebody has it now, so it's all good.

Thanks for the comment, Jason. Back then I was doing a number of pieces with multiple points of view- or the "fish-eye" lens look.
Cool that you saw Noam Chomsky speak- he has a lot to say.

Nico Di Mattia said...

Cool stuff dude!!!! Beautiful works.

Everybody's gotta be in a Gang said...

Thanks, Nico!

Elgin Subwaysurfer Bolling said...

Glad to see these posted here, Dan. I remember coming to your studio and seeing some of these in person, and being so blown away and impressed. TRUST ME PEOPLE, SEEING THEM ON THE SCREEN HERE DOES NOT DO THEM JUSTICE!!

Everybody's gotta be in a Gang said...

Thanks, Elgin.

Jason Seiler said...

Great Townsend

Everybody's gotta be in a Gang said...

Thanks, Jason.

Jberd said...

Great work! Lawrence Fishburne never looked better.

Everybody's gotta be in a Gang said...

Thanks, Jberd.