Category Archives: Art Inspiration

“So What?” from the Pope of Pop

In “The Philosophy of Andy Warhol”, Warhol, discusses in a chapter entitled, Time, his “So What” theory. It’ s pretty radical in it’s simplicity, and it’s an awesome freeing message! Andy says ” sometimes people let the same problem make them miserable for years when they could just say, “So What?” “My mother didn’t loveContinue Reading

Writers & Artists Love Affair

Writers and artists have always carried on a clandestine love affair between the pages and on the canvas. Life gets expressed through the visual, and the literal, and both genres meld as they influence and are influenced in a mutual admiration society giving to the world the unique perspectives through the combined literary and art expression. This isContinue Reading

Distraction Traction

So word on the Street is that people today would rather be electrocuted than spend 15 minutes alone with their own thoughts! I don’t know whether to laugh or cry at this bizarre yet clearly Orwellian statement. Ok. So for many people today, thoughts, represent pain. Pain that is so excruciating, that jolts of electricity, pulsatingContinue Reading

The Coney Island State of Mind

Coney Island is hip and if in doubt there’s always Brighton beach. That’s the new hipster word on the street for Summer in the City. Hot times! Thank you Lovin Spoonfull!  Thank you Lawrence Ferlinghetti, West coast’s answer to poetic genius! His Coney Island of the Mind is an awesome collection of his Summer of Love pointContinue Reading

Easy Access Art

Wall Street. The financial center of the world; a place where the counting of cold hard cash establishes it’s identity, making some people very rich and others very poor. This city we live in, the Capital City of the World, forces us to adapt to a chaotic, multi – dimensional environment, with a psychology of multipleContinue Reading

My New Favorite Poster

Writer, screen director, raconteur, bon vivant, a personality like no other. Let’s call him John Waters, because that’s who he is. He used to drop in the Greenwich Village bookstore I worked in, during a past life, to check on his new book, browse, and inevitably he would attract autograph hounds and fans who recognized him.  HeContinue Reading

The Vanishing Artists’ City

One of my favorite blogs is Jeremiah’s Vanishing  New York. In it he he chronicles the latest businesses in NYC to be closed down in lieu of the latest trend of condo buildings, yogurt shops, banks, and drugstores, cupcake shops, and of course ANOTHER Starbucks! We have all seen the change, that is those ofContinue Reading

Pop Poet of Greenwich Village

E.E. Cummings. Poet extraordinaire. Long inhabitant of 4 Patchin Place, a tiny enclave in Greenwich Village, where he lived most of his life, writing  poetry, next door to his neighbor Djuna Barnes, the eccentric novelist. Cummings was prolific and passionate about his art of choice which was poetry, and he developed a unique style of wording,Continue Reading

Eye Candy

If in doubt, head for the Metropolitan Museum if you happen to be in NYC. Or as New Yorkers call it – the Met. It’s a good move if you find yourself battling the hateful artists block, or just need to escape the humdrum routine of your day job! Retreat from the city’s never ending manic pulse!Continue Reading

Pop Art at the Top of Nyc

Every time I turned on my radio in 1970 I heard The Supremes, Motown’s Darlings, With Jean Terrell, Mary Wilson, and Cindy Birdsong blasting the top bit of the day which was about climbing a ladder to the roof. Diana wasn’t around for this tune. It was a catchy tune and the words were appropriateContinue Reading

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