Sunday, October 08, 2006
By Jared French.
One of my very favorite artists and one of my very favorite paintings. Elements I have used over and over in my "hidden" art. One was "The Death of Jim" - very Frida Khalo-ish - Jim was one of my group from high school as well as my friend who died in the early '90's; while another element of French's piece I used in my psycho-spiritual self-portrait painting, "Abbey-Roads" 1990 - which I gave to my gallery owner because I would have burnt it several times over. (It will be famous one day - for reasons not associated with me - rather because it documents elements of 'culture' one might say.) I shouldn't say I used anything from this painting shown here - rather, I was inspired by French's image and adapted a portion of the piece to a section of my painting. However, everything and everyone is derivative - no matter what the field - or what anyone may protest to the contrary - consciously or unconsciously - I'm just honest about it.
For me, Sunday has always been about art, so I just thought I'd share this with you. It's rather enigmatic, don't you agree? What could it mean? (Shut-up Keevin! He comments anonymously sometimes.)
"EAT STEAK!" - Jon Lovitz in his new ad for "Subway".