~MICHAEL WILLIAMS . . . then & now
this is my very first encounter & photo of . . MICHAEL WILLIAMS.
MICHAEL WILLIAMS . . .
PHOTO: NANCY SMITH, JUNE 14, 2003.
at the opening of a small group show he was in, at CANADA – when it was back in the day, 55 Chrystie St, Lower East Side / Chinatown. He is wearing a one-of-a-kind t-shirt made by LAURA GRANT of . . DEARRAINDROP.
‘SLO JAMS’ – was the name of his band.
the show was titled, ‘You are my Sunshine, You is my Sunshine’, and it was quite memorable, not the least because DEVENDRA BANHART also – had a few pieces in it.
see: the original artnet / ART LOVERS NEW YORK – 8/29/03 post
among some larger works, Michael was showing several of these small, but very wild, paintings on old vinyl records,
and yes . . I did score one.
mine has some very colorful, maybe even neon-colored fake / kids’ arts & crafts ‘Indian’ headband feathers at the top (!!).
I think they were selling for something like $100. maybe $200 at the most.
somebody recently, like last week !!
told me there is a big MICHAEL WILLIAMS canvas hanging at the Metropolitan Opera House, I’m not surprised.
that’s the way the game is played, right now. and, it’s a real nice context – drama, drama, drama.
and, of course he has a big flagship show up . . right now,
at . . . BARBARA GLADSTONE, 24th St, running MARCH 31 – MAY 6, 2017.