Last night I spent a glorious few hours with the mesmerizing @jaymaisel at the premiere of @stephenwilkes new documentary about him - title: “Jay Myself” - it’s simply a must see - Jay was and still IS a treasured thread of the phantasmagoric tapestry we call NEW YORK CITY - thank you Jay - thank you Stephen - thank you @howardbernstein ! thank you #TheBowery ! Swipe for trailer 🎥: @stephenwilkes @oscopelabs @filmforumnyc @jaymyselfmovie
Easy Rider - I made a few of these after the day I declared myself a “street artist“ - I simply went outside into the street and just sprayed and experimented - voila “street art” this is the last original piece from that time - I loved EASY RIDER #streetart #easyrider #foundobjects
Yep - 40 years ago I graduated from WARD MELVILLE HIGH SCHOOL - I attended the reunion last Saturday in East Setauket - if you were ever in doubt - last night I found PROOF - TIME FLIES!!! Wtf 40 years ago!! That is just crazy talk afterall I’m only 29!! How is this possible - did I actually bend the space time continuum by being 15 for like 30 years - hmmmm @wardmelvillehigh
Sometimes you get an unexpected powerful message at Newark Airport - I felt this - this morning, we are ALL HEROS!
A dear old friend of mine reminded me that this life...all of it...“is just a marvelous fantasy.” It’s a really fantastic lens to look at your entire life through.
Can you figure out what it’s going to say? More will be revealed tomorrow...
This is a CAMERALESS photograph, that’s right! A photograph made without a camera. My working definition of a photograph is “an image made with light.” I’ve done hundreds of photographic experiments deeply inspired by Man Ray (Emmanuel Radnitzky born in Philadelphia). I did these particular pieces using Platinum (Atomic symbol = Pt) and I called them Platinographs.
Learn to listen, listen to learn....I’m working on it
"No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world." - Robin Williams
Yep – this is art. I actually think this is a masterpiece and I don’t even want to sell it, I think it’s so good.
Surfs up dude! Go catch some waves, I’m going surfing today. No calls, no texts, no emails.
This was my studio in Wynwood 9 years ago. This year is the 10th Anniversary of the @wynwoodwallsofficial! It is just hard to believe that I have been in Wynwood for 10 years straight. It has been my great honor and privilege to be in the center of this creative tornado called the Wynwood Walls. Thank you Tony Goldman, you are loved and thought about daily.
In trying times these words really come true. Things like peace of mind, love, honor, courage, and empathy rise to the top.
Happy Independence Day! I’ve been spending some time on the water right next to the statue of liberty, thinking about what she stands for and how many people have passed through NY Harbor. My grandfather sailed by the statue of liberty in 1911 and he could never have imagined what the next 100 years would bring. I included Marcel Duchamp in this collage as he really broke open the entire world of art with his free thinking and TOTAL INDEPENDENCE.
The world is not half as bad as you are – Henry David Thoreau. 18th century Chinese scroll from my private collection. I don’t know how or when this scroll entered my life but it’s here now, framed, and hanging in my office. I’ve had this scroll for about 20 years, tempus fugit.
Turning “trash” into “treasure”. This fragment, this decayed photograph is over 100 years old. That’s somebody’s daughter who became somebody’s grandmother and has now left this earth. This photograph is evidence of a life lived. I like to collect evidence, tempus fugit.
I met @kobrastreetart several years ago when he was painting Tupac and Basquiat on the street in Wynwood. I was shooting Giant Polaroids that month of all the artists from the @wynwoodwallsofficial. I asked Kobra to step in and we had a magical time doing double exposed Giant Polaroids. Little did I know then that we would be hosting his first solo show in America, and more importantly that Kobra and I would become trusted friends. Kobra is a special human being and a blessing - thank you @kobrastreetart
REACH WHAT YOU CANNOT…WHY NOT? This is a time capsule, these time capsules contain the evidence of my life. These seemingly unimportant objects are each filled with meaning for me. I’m so glad I saved all this stuff and I love visiting it every day, it’s life thickening
I happen to admire and respect Christopher Wool. This painting is about 6x5 ft. and immaculately oil painted on metal. Christopher Wool’s painting sold for $26,000,000. I’m just saying, at $26,000,000 I’M SHORT! (P.S. I kind of like mine better and it’s 99% less)
The perfect couple - perfection is not necessary…after all “nobody’s perfect”. -Excerpt from Montauk Diary
Can you guess the title of this painting? Well...if you guessed NOWHERE you win!
“Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one” ~Stella Adler For this reason alone ART is VITAL for our human existence. I’ve been deeply into repurposing “garage sale” paintings for some time and this is my most recent piece. I’m really into the frame in a frame presentation...more to come I’m on a roll!
Today Arthur turned 4 years old - when he opened his eyes this morning he said “daddy...am I four now?”
Each lantern honors a loved one we’ve lost or sends a loving message out in to the universe - one of the most visually moving experiences I’ve ever had - surprising and unexpected joy - The Lights - btw took place 100 yards from our front steps!! What! The universe sometimes provides blazing glory! @thelightsfest
NOT FOR SALE AT ANY PRICE
The world is not half as bad as you are #oldschoolPT
An interesting and wonderful day. Breathe it in.
EVERYTHING IS DETERMINED BY FORCES OVER WHICH WE HAVE NO CONTROL. IT IS DETERMINED FOR THE INSECT AS WELL AS FOR THE STAR. HUMAN BEINGS, VEGETABLES, OR COSMIC DUST - WE ALL DANCE TO A MYSTERIOUS TUNE, INTONED IN THE DISTANCE BY AN INVISIBLE PIPER. That’s Albert Einstein summing it all up - it applies to all of us - human beings, vegetables, and cosmic dust! Enjoy your day - allow it to unfold - that is my meditation for today - it’s just exhausting trying to run the entire universe!
n. The styles and techniques of a group of artists, writers, etc., of the early 20th century who exploited accidental and incongruous effects in their work and who programmatically challenged established canons of art, thought, morality, etc. #marcelduchamp #manray
Unlimited Real Time Information - hmmm I wonder if that is required to be a thoughtful, kind, caring human being? #lessplease
Opening the door to our summer art studio and all the FARMWORLD ADVENTURES TO COME THIS SUMMER - it’s a BRAVE NEW WORLD! #FARMLIFE=GOODLIFE
I like this collage so much I'm not going to put words on it, this could be a break through day. Zoom in on this insane collage - TODAY IS THE DAY and TEMPUS FUGIT - it took me 32 years of making art to arrive here
From the @wynwoodwallsofficial to the #houstonbowerywall @queenandreaone crushes it! Look for her art on all @citibike starting today!! I love flooding the CITY OF DREAMS WITH ART - HOPE - AND BEAUTY - thank you team GGA!! 📸: @marthacoopergram @goldmanglobalarts @goldmanproperties @jessicagoldmansrebnick
@wynwoodwallsofficial drone shots from my morning walk through with @jessicagoldmansrebnick today - reflecting on our spectacular TEN YEAR JOURNEY - ODYSSEY - this place is SACRED GROUND - thank you to our beloved Goldman family for creating this MAGICAL PLACE - I'm off to THE CITY OF DREAMS tomorrow - just another astounding 185 daze in these Walls - Tempus Fugit! @therealjoeygoldman @janet.goldman @goldmanglobalarts @goldmanproperties @vhils @findac @b0rdalo_ii @kobrastreetart 📸: @mack_srebnick
Reflections on this Memorial Day...
How much fun and enjoyment can you get from ONE BLACKBERRY? Sonnet at 10 months - really enjoys her food - kinda like her daddy!
Opening up a new crate of original Vhils billboard pieces - in the KOBRA exhibition - GGA GALLERY IS JUST OVERFLOWING WITH AMAZING ART RIGHT NOW - OK, don’t get too excited it’s all sold - but just exhilarating to be in the middle of all of this - not to mention thousands and thousands of appreciative visitors every day - today felt really special - @kobrastreetart and @vhils all in one room - SUCH AN HONOR TO WORK WITH THESE WORLD CLASS ARTISTS - Grattitude, PT @goldmanglobalarts @wynwoodwallsofficial @jessicagoldmansrebnick
This PINK metal, oil-painted stop sign just arrived back from the framer, that’s 20 years of thinking about it and then a few months to create it, these pieces are really a labor of love. Gives me great satisfaction to see this hung up on the wall in Wynwood hanging above my jukebox that I’ve also had for 25 years, playing my childhood records from 45 years ago, what an incredible journey this life is, #TEMPUSFUGIT
In glorious New York City, I got up early this morning and was reading Walt Whitman’s “Leaves of Grass.” The incredible pencil drawing on the right was created by @dinorinaldiart #gloriousquietmorninginnewyorkcity
In the belly of the beast today - I love being in the basement, it’s a rat’s nest of endless collage material and EVIDENCE OF A LIFE LIVED - and it somehow magically gets stirred up and reorganized as - something - in this case an eyechart on burned Mozart sheet music - you can’t make this stuff up - finishing up a commissioned eye chart