Photos by G. Various Artists.
Cape Queer – Dave Mc Dowell
I have mostly bad news for you if you like the images you see in this post. Over the weekend of April 20, 2013, Bold Hype Gallery hosted a 2 night only tribute show featuring artists renditions of their favorite Martin Scorsese films/characters/interpretations. The show was really cool. The bad news is that like I said above, the show only ran for 2 days and is now closed.
154 Hopper Ave by Bethany Marchman
However, you can enjoy these images until the end of time (or until my blog license comes up for renewal).
Travis Bickle by Greg Gossel
You can see even more Travis Bickle interpretations at The Worley Gig.
Photos by G. Art by Robert DeNiro, Sr.
Robert DeNiro Sr. - Self Portrait
Though I’ve been a fan of actor Robert DeNiro’s films, I have to confess that I had no idea that his father was an accomplished artist. I’ve been missing out! A retrospective of Robert DeNiro, Sr.’s paintings and drawings from 1960 – 1993 (the year he died) are currently on display at the DC Moore Gallery in Chelsea and you shouldn’t miss this show! DeNiro, Sr.’s art blends abstraction and expressionism and his works reminded me a lot of Monet and Matisse. All good things, according2g!
Robert DeNiro, Sr.
Robert DeNiro, Sr. – Paintings and Drawings 1960 – 1993 is showing at DC Moore Gallery (located at 525 West 22nd Street) in New York through April 28, 2012. Don’t miss it!
Photo by G.
From Left: Brian Williams, Robert DeNiro
You talkin’ to me? Actor Robert DeNiro was born today!! What’s your favorite movie? Taxi Driver, The Godfather Part II, Casino, Raging Bull? There are so many great films to choose from (and he was also in the not funny Fockers trilogy).
Also born today: another tough autograph – Sean Penn, actress Mae West and Tennessee woodsman Davy Crockett (who’d be 225 today).
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Jack Osbourne and Ozzy Osbourne
On April 24, 2011, I attended the world premiere of the documentary about Rock and Roll’s Prince of Darkness – “God Bless Ozzy Osbourne” at the Tribeca Film Festival. (Side note: best way ever to spend Easter!) The film is great. It is a chronological look through Ozzy Osbourne’s life. Ozzy talks about knowing he could never take a corporate job and how at age 10, he discovered the music of The Beatles and knew exactly what he wanted to do in his life. There’s great footage from his Black Sabbath days through his solo career inter spliced with all of the excesses of the rock and roll life along the way.
God Bless Ozzy Osbourne (poster art by Shepard Fairey)
Ozzy talks very candidly throughout the film about his days of legendary partying, moments such as the death of his guitarist Randy Rhoads (who died in a plane crash) that changed his life and he also discusses sobriety. You’ll hear testimonies from all of his kids that say what a lousy father he was (though it appears that all have mended fences now), from rockers such as Tommy Lee who tells stories of epic drug and drink binges (and smearing shit on a hotel room wall). There’s even a scene where Ozzy watches old videos and provides commentary (from not liking the video to having no recollection of it being filmed). Yes, Ozzy Osbourne has cheated death many times. As you will see from “God Bless Ozzy Osbourne,” he’s more alive than ever and he’s not stopping any time soon. You’ll laugh, you’ll rock and you’ll have a whole new appreciation for the life of a man who is truly one of a kind.
Everyone that attended the premiere was treated to commemorative laminates of the event as well as an exclusive T-shirt designed by Shepard Fairey with the poster art. When you think it couldn’t get any better, Ozzy and the film makers took a few questions from the audience! What a night!
God Bless Ozzy Osbourne
See a special guest (and legend) who was spotted in the crowd – after the jump.
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Brian Williams and Robert DeNiro
As part of the 10th annual Tribeca Film Festival in New York, news anchor Brian Williams had a public conversation with Robert DeNiro. In a fascinating hour and a half long discussion, Robert DeNiro talked about the following things: the fact that he hasn’t seen the movie “Taxi Driver” in full in a very long time, his sadness that the “old” New York is quickly disappearing. In addition, DeNiro mentioned he has no plans of retiring any time soon, he’s currently involved in no less than 7 projects and that the all mighty website IMDB currently has DeNiro’s middle name wrong. The site has “Mario” listed and it’s actually “Anthony.” (I have a video of that moment if anyone is interested in seeing it. If 10 people leave comments, I’ll post it). Special thanks to the Goddess of all things cool for the hookup!