~STEVEN PARRINO, RIP & keep your digital paws off the photo . .
STEVEN PARRINO, RIP – and KEEP YOUR DIRTY, DIGITAL PAWS – OFF THE PHOTO – IT’S MINE.
STEVEN PARRINO, at his opening at TEAM GALLERY, NYC, OCT 7, 2004
PHOTO: NANCY SMITH – first published on artnet.
see: FALL 2004 – ART LOVERS NEW YORK PHOTOS by NANCY SMITH / People section, artnet magazine, when the mighty Walter Robinson . . was editor.
glad to see interest continues unabated, esp in Europe . . in this brilliant, but tragic artist’s short-lived, but hyper-presentient, hyper-minimalist, ‘brute’, and rock solid . . concrete-ist work.
my photo of him, taken at his very last opening – pops up everywhere – and usually . . unattributed – what else is new /
the photo was originally posted on artnet, in my column ART LOVERS NEW YORK – PHOTOS by NANCY SMITH, overseen & edited by WALTER ROBINSON, on NOV 17, 2004.
the show took off, like a lit match, and so did . . Steven. he celebrated by buying a, think it was a huge Harley ?? and, less than 2 months later – he was dead. he sadly died New Years Day 2005. got on that bike and accidentally crashed it, in front of his house, in Greenpoint, Brooklyn – bye the way, back in the day.
glad to see his work is still cruising strong, but – I get real upset and mad, when I see my hard-won photo – lifted, stolen & unattributed. and yes, I hold grudges.
LOS DEAD BOYS
“ART’S A DYING, NOT A LIVING”: SIMON CERIGO, RIP – FAMOUS LAST WORDS.
REPEAT: KEEP YOUR GRUBBY PAWS – OFF MY PIX.
YEAH, YOU: SYLVYE DUMAS of FRANCE – YOU ARE A GRUBBY, LOWLIFE – THIEF.
if you seek an online reputation – do some ORIGINAL WORK & stop riding on the coattails of others.