~’POCKET ALFREDO’ . . . for sale – $950. / w up-date from JOSH
or, as they say: WHAT’S – in YOUR . . . POCKET ???!!
measuring 3 x 4 ins. / it is ‘folded back’ with 1 in. borders – so it will stand. it’s 3-D.
it’s made to replicate a pack of cigarettes – and ideally be worn in your shirt pocket, or stashed on your art trophy shelf.
it’s aluminum, sturdy enough to stand, but quite ‘light-weight’, no pun intended.
the image is a deep violet silk-screened photo – of ALFREDO MARTINEZ at the height of his glory days under Josh’s patronage / the JOSH HARRIS glory days of $81 million / having just sold his tech start-up Jupiter.com – the first web-tracking ‘trend’ site. this would be the late 1990s, peaking in 2000.
the ENGER BROS. were also on the JOSH HARRIS $$ gravy train, and, truth be told – so was I . . . !!!!!!!
the piece is quite reflective, of light.
and very . . WRY.
beautifully made, albeit with some bad spelling.
all the better to . . ‘outsider’ ya !!
numbered: 90 of 96
Gauranteed (sic) to NOT:
*Eat your Food
(like the REAL Alfredo . . does !!)
EXPLODING SKY WORLDWIDE – 2000
and, it’s signed at the bottom – in black sharpie by both Enger Bros / twins MATT & MARK.
MARK . . being dead, and the true genius of the operation, makes that an important ‘dead man walking’ selling point, as does the fact that he is in good standing, with the Art Lovers ‘Dead Artist club’ / ghost army.
while the evil twin, MATT lives on. funny how that . . goes.
but there is, alas – no significant output anymore.
as for the edition being . . 96.
in fact it was !!
but the Enger Bros. lost the shopping bag that contained them, when they moved up-state to the apple orchard / trailer park . . ‘artist’ residency on Josh’s farm.
the only ones that remain, are mine !! and I have 4.
ah, he who lives to tell the tale – should rightfully reap . . the rewards ?
I’m willing to part with this one for: $950.
contact me – nsmith0014@aoldotcom
with bffs like Josh, and now ADRIEN BRODY . . !! Alfredo Martinez items ?
how can you lose.
plus: ADRIEN BRODY besides playing a pianist, narrated that great doc on ‘EL GRECO’ that plays on PBS . . so that native New York boy – should know . . ‘real’ art – when he sees it.
and keep in mind, Mark is gone to that big Cowboy Ranch in the sky – so that’s a double collector’s whammy.
FILE UNDER: THE VIEW FROM MY DESK.
somebody should do a DONALD TRUMP – edition.
PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH
COLLECTION: NANCY SMITH
UP-DATE FROM JOSH HARRIS: WED JAN 25, 2017 / 4:57PM
JOSH WRITES . . .
~”I bankrolled & thought it up with Matt & Mark Enger at their silkscreen factory at the Luvvyplex” – the on-going art install – at the former ‘QUIET’ party / art gallery palace, downtown.
~”JIMMY COMEY was the lead prosecutor – according to Alfredo” – so, that’s . . maybe.
but, maybe . . YES. it’s a 50-50 split. did I think he was best buddies with Adrien Brody, no.
is he ? Yes. & he sent a photo to prove it.
you can never tell with ALFREDO. and, neither can Alfredo, tell fact from fiction.
it’s just the way – the guy is wired.
~”JOANNA LOONEY was the hot FBI agent – who interviewed me for the case.”