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