Category Archives: Art

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 […]

Yayoi Kusama – The Queen Of Dots

The artist Yayoi Kusama was born in 1929. Her hometown was Kyoto. Her family made money from selling seeds. At the age of 19 she studied the formal Meiji painting style. Nihonga was not for her and she said years later, “When I think of my life in Kyoto, I feel like vomiting. After the […]

# 4 Nude / Kurt Kauper

The most famous photo of Bobby Orr was of his scoring the winning goal in the 1970 Stanley Cup Championship against the St. Louis Blues. The immortal moment has also been immortalized in a statue gracing the entrance to the TD Garden in Boston, however an artist friend had told me about the painter Kurt […]

Art Basel Crushed Car

Every December the at world descends on the Miami Beach Convention Center to kick off the winter season in Florida. Tens of thousands of art enthusiasts throng through the gallery exhibitions during the day and pack the restaurants and bars at night. Prices are 50% above retail, so the entire event is dominated by the […]

The Last Days of Babylon from missrosen.com

The Last Days of Babylon July 12, 2013 Throughout 70s and 80s the Times Square was a haven for XXX theaters, go-go girls, pimps, whore houses, rent boys, hustlers, thieves, dealers, and lowlifes on the make. Police and city authorities had declared the area as DMZ for crime and sex. The 1977 debut of Show […]