“Massacare of the inocents

Awhile back Trump used the Jewish star instead of the five pointed star for sheriff in the states. He is such a blithering idiot it’s embarrassing to have him as Potus. He is depending on the very fringe elements of the GOP and I feel he would love to just be a dictator. It is a good thing that the Foundling Fathers put up the checks and balances foreseeing idiots like this. I am happy to see that the arts council stepped down due to his support of the nazi element in this country. They say it is only 9% of the country. Looks like a small number, but that is a lot of people who are fascist. Think of it, one out of ten people. Don’t alow it to grow.

The loss of a friend.

Today I lost a close friend. Not to death but to Donald Trump. For years we exchanged E-mail quiet often comical. Today he told me how he believed in Trump and that he was on the right track. I told him that Trump supported fascists and the nazis. I was eight years old in 1939 when w w 2 started. I lived in London. I experienced the Blitz. and numerous evacuations. My Dad went off to war. My uncles to. Was their sacrifice all in vain? One was a prisoner for four years. I told my friend today that if he supported Trump it meant he also supported fascism and the nazis. If that was the case I could no longer befriend him. The irony of all this is that he is Jewish. Here is a portrait of Herman Richter’s father. It’s the face of fascism, he was a nazi officer. Go to YouTube and check out Treblinka or Auschwitz. This is what you get if you want to be a nazi. .

Apology to Gigi.

I would like to apologist to Gigi Franklin for leaving her out of a blog I wrote on the OIA. ( Organisation of independent artists ) I was in charge of publicity and she became my assistant. She was a tremendous asset . She would never take no for an answer and won us so many reviews with the media. I am indebted to her for her help.

Ms Franklin is a great artist and has a fine eye. She went on to curate a show ” Dissonance and Harmony ” at the Lincoln Art Center that was a great success. Once again Gigi, my apologies.

“Three graces”

The female figure divine. The female figure has entered my work so often, it seems to be always present. As I watch my grand daughter grow, now ten, I see the progression from childhood to woman hood. She is becoming tall and slim and willowy.

I grow orchids. One has to be patient . Just this week they came to life and with rapid speed they seek the light. Like my grand daughter they will rapidly grow into beautiful flowers  delight and intrigue the eye.img-0237-id-1837

Bob Thompson. A great American artist.

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” Nude with angels” 4 x 6 inches. 1962.

Two weeks ago I was visited by a relative of Bob Thompson’s. Jeff Cooper. He is a nephew of of Bob’s. He is a film producer and is doing  a documentary on Bob. He was accompanied by Anthony Staten who is helping produce it .

As I had known Bob very well they wanted my input. I also have works by Bob that they wanted to include in the movie. It was all very professional and took about six hours. They  headed of to Provincetown Mass to document more work. I gave them a few people to contact, especially April (?) Cabral who owns a large and beautiful   work of Bob’s ” St Anthony and the Dragon” that he used to have hanging in his bar ” The A House” back in 1959.

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“Adoration of the Magi” Ink drawing. 1961.4 x 8.

I wish Anthony and Jeff the greatest of luck with this documentary about Bob Thompson who I believe to be one of Americas greatest artists.

In Ibiza Spain, when Bob and I had no paper we would take old art catalogs and work over copies of the old masters. We would interpret them with our own shapes and colors. In the gouache above top, one can see the demon shaped head he introduced to his work via Goya.

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