its a bit unfortunate
tonight i saw an amazing show (check out brilliant fabulous links below or above or whatever). And even a personal photo of ..........wait for it..................................................DENNis Jesus hopper yay!but the damper on the evening was a great friend of mine from uni - Micheal G - whom which i feel an affinity because of his temprement and youth.
His solo show was at Kozminsky Art Gallery - which.............is, sadly, a highly commercial upmarket gallery above a jewelery store. We (Androniki and myself - dressed in our own natural oils and smells and jeans ans tshirts) entered our personal friends show through the front door like everyone else. tO be confronted by a security/bouncer guard with a doorlist A FUCKING EXHIBITION!! and had to explain that we were old time uni friends and have had a show with micheal ourselves, let alone actually know who he is AND have had on and off sunny wars (who's got the most awsome cheapest sunnies day to day wars 4 3 years).
And i became a little sad, when i saw that half of his work i had seen before and half of it was Joy Hesteresk/Brett whitleesk nudes and it was a sell out show. And don't get me wrong, i love micheal. he's a stallion and a fucking brilliant painter. BUT
how can you produce the same stuff (good stuff usually, granted) for THREE WHOLE FUCKING YEARS!! and still become famous by the time you're 20? well - the answer is - i don't know I DON'T KNOW!!
(BUT HE'S NOT A COCK - HE'S REALLY GREAT AND TALENTED AND WEARS GREAT SUNNIES)
anyway - Check it out - Ari Marcopoulos from the shiny bee of the USA (he's in the Nieves program as well and you can buy his stuff and things, whatever) http://www.beastiemania.com/whois/marcopoulos_ari/ (there must be other links but i'm tired and can't be bothered, you should clearly wikepidia or google it.