Category Archives: Art

Hillary Not At Her Best

I have always felt that if someone takes a good photo of you or paints you in a flattering light likes you or has been paid enough money to alter your image to bless you with good light. Sarah Sole painted an uncomplimentary portrait of Hillary Clinton, which the painter defended by saying of MY […]

The Small Of Mr. Big

Illma Gore’s infamous nude of Donald Trump has been on display at the Maddox Gallery in Mayfair and the GOP presidential candidate has threatened to sue the artist for either depicting Donald Trump with very small penis. Bids have reached 100,000 pounds sterling, although the gallery is seeking a million quid for the small nude. […]

Signori Mona Lisa

Scholars have long sought the identity of the cryptic smiler of the Mona Lisa hanging in the Louvre. Lisa del Giocondo, Isabella of Aragon, Cecilia Gallerani, Costanza d’Avalos, Duchess of Francavilla, Isabella d’Este, Pacifica Brandano or Brandino, Isabela Gualanda, and Caterina Sforza lead the list, but my ducats are on Salfi, Da Vinci’s lover, whose […]

HERMAPHRODITE by Peter Nolan Smith

Back in the early 80s the Louvre belonged to art historians and lovers of the finer things in life. Few common people visited the former Bourbon palace and once a week I wandered the museum’s dusty corridor without any disturbance to my admiration of its vast collection. At that time I was le psychionomiste of […]

FAMOUS FOR NEVER by Peter Nolan Smith on Kindle

FAMOUS FOR NEVER is a semi-fictional recounting of the life of a ne’er-do-well living in the East Village during the 1970s, Paris throughout the 1980s, and Asia for the 1990s. Peter Nolan Smith’s pingponging through the world ricochetted him through the ranks of the famous and near-famous such as Jean Michel-Basquiat and Klaus Nomi without […]