~JIM JOE: LEFT VS RIGHT -&- IT’S A DOGGY . . DOG EAT DOG / HOT WORLD, after all.
somehow, that brings us full circle.
and yes: DOGGIES . . are the new mirror.
JIM JOE VS LEWY: ‘PIECE OF DIRT’
CHINATOWN POP-UP / 48 BOWERY, NYC
APRIL 2 – 12, 2016
MORE PIX – FROM THE OPENING – APRIL 1, 2016
yep, that’s . . my shadow.
I really related to this drawing – it’s kind of a mirror, and a . . metaphor for my mood, my life, whatever.
it’s been hard knock – fer sure.
if I had had the dough, or leverage to buy the work I loved the most, and in some cases I did (JOE BRADLEY) . . I’d be a millionaire, prob even a billionaire, by now.
maybe even many times over.
well, right after JJEAN-MICHEL, who was my friend, in passing in the hood on the Bowery, I learnt my lesson.
if you can’t grab the work LONG STORY, but he signed posters for me, grab the pix.
because talk is cheap. get that marker – that says: YES – you were there.
hard knock, but passionate.
you know, I didn’t call myself: artlovers !!
that’s just the name I picked up – and, WALTER ROBINSON made it formal: and made it stick. like gum.
personally I liked my other nickname better: CRACKULA, lol.
what me – throw: shade ?
there were a lot of dog drawings in the show, which I found endlessly fascinating – as I just got a dog !!
my first ever – and she’s gonna be huge. literally, not auction-wise.
she’s an American Akita. she’s 4 mos. old and she’s already well over 38 pounds, and counting.
prob gonna go . . past 100, 120 ?
her name is: ZORA. and I love her, . . and she totally, totally loves me.
F the art world.
and yes, I named her after my hero: ZORA NEALE HURSTON, take that whitey haters. and, shove it.
lol. cultural appropriation. I mean, what’s in my blood – only Bob Marley knows for sure.
talk about crazy Rastafarian locks. talking to the dead, (and the . . don’t know they are dead, lol, too)
JIM JOE VS LEWY, ‘DOG VS RAT’
OIL ON CANVAS, 36 X 48 INCHES
!!!!!! X !!!!!! ‘PUNISHMENT’ – !!
!!!!!!! X !!!!!! ‘GREED’ – !!
TAROT DRAWING – DOGGY, DOG ?
GYPSY PALM READER ? DOGGY, DOG ?
SHAMAN DECK OF CARDS – DOGGY, DOG ?
GAME OF THRONES, DOGGY DOG ?
CHUBBY DOGGY . . HAS A GHOST ARMY ?
AND THEY ARE STILL,
S-T-I-L-L . . THE LIVING DEAD.
WAITING FOR THEIR DAY IN THE SUN: MARK ENGER, DAN ASHER, & SIMON CERIGO.
LOS DEAD ONES.
I GUESS THIS IS AS CLOSE AS I CAN GET – TO A ‘MUSEUM’, MY ‘MUSEUM/foundation’, for . . now.
and, hell yah.
forget . ‘contemporary’, I’m going call it straight: MUSEUM OF THE DEAD, but not forgotten.
JIM JOE, ‘VANITY VS SANITY’
OIL ON CANVAS, 36 x 48 INCHES
what: you be calling my name . . boy ?
VANITY – lol VS SANITY – lol
FUN FACT: AKITAS DON’T BARK. & THEY DON’T RUN AROUND – ALL HYPER, EITHER.
BUT WATCH OUT – POWERFUL & CAN VIBE YA. BEFORE YOU SEE HER, SHE SEES . . YOU.
SHE CAN SEE YOU THRU A DOOR, EVEN A MILE AWAY. PICKS UP ON YOUR VIBE. ALL RADAR, MY GHOST DOG.
AND FAST AS LIGHTNING.
and, if you be bad, then she bark . . a deep, super badass scary bark.
my . . Zo-ra.
my . . love.
art world vs chipmunk. don’t ask. don’t care.
PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH