Spring/Break Art 2016 Show Press

Finally getting around to posting some of the "love" that was given to "Only Sailors Get Blown Offshore" painting. In light of the current political environment, I felt it fitting to re-visit this work. The impetus for painting something in such "bad taste" was fueled exactly by the poor taste that seems to permeate a vast swath of American culture. 

Thanks to Lousyleo (aka Leo Fitzpatrick co-director Marlborough Gallery Chelsea) for your kind words & for thinking Only Sailors "was the only painting that matters" during Armory week 2016 :)

Then this happened ... 10K hearts ... seems there are plenty of people who like a good, tasteless joke :)

And, thank you to Bedford + bowery for ranking this big guy #8 out of 19 faves