If you are a lover of art and you want to know all the must see exhibitions – worldwide, a website that must be bookmarked and visited daily is that of the Happy Famous Artists. Since their launch in 2004, they have written about thousands of artists and art events and their website is likened to an online encyclopedia of coolness. They are artists in their own right, and their works have been in exhibitions all throughout Europe. You can imagine my delight when I looked at their site yesterday and their must see blog of the day was none other than According2g.com! I am happy to report the kind words they wrote are all true and I am so honored to be mentioned on their site that I love so much. The mysterious artists recently took a trip to New York and I was fortunate enough to meet and make some art with them. In the tradition of artists such as Banksy, their identities are unknown to the public at large so as to avoid being mobbed in the streets. They were kind enough to allow me to take a photo of them, with my hand, of course, and when I uploaded the photo, their faces had been blocked out. Tricky! As you can see below, this is the photo we took together.
The Happy Famous Artists and G.
I’d like to thank them again for being extremely cool, knowledgeable and for making great art that is changing the world, one person at a time.
Two things I love have been combined into one image: New York and artist Banksy. The notorious street artist paid a visit to our fair city over the weekend and left us a love letter to remember him by.
After the jump, find out the somewhat secret location of this wonderful work by Banksy and also, see that when it comes to photos, I prefer to take it with my hand.
The expression “Take it with your hand” has caught on like wild-fire and now boys and girls, ladies and gentlemen and those of you that like it rough – you can own your very own “Take It With Your Hand” G-shirt.
Gail and I rock, but we have very little musical talent. We started a band once called “Smoking Bastards,” but we broke up before we ever recorded any songs. Several months later, we formed another group called “Delicious Water.” We did the photo shoot for the album cover, but the self-titled record was never to be. I wrote the lyrics for what was meant to be our lead single, “Take It With Your Hand.” The lyrics went as follows:
If you haven’t seen Anvil! The Story of Anvil, I highly recommend it. It’s a documentary of the heavy metal band Anvil who, despite tough times and virtual obscurity for over 25 years, continue to rock! This movie is such an inspiration to never give up your dreams, no matter what! I went to an exclusive screening of the film in the East Village in Manhattan with Gail of the awesome blog www.worleygig.com. We were fortunate to not only see the documentary, but were treated to a live set by the rockers after the movie was over. If that’s not enough, Chris Martin of the band Coldplay was in attendance and he was gracious enough to pose for a picture with me. Pix of me with Chris Martin as well as pictures of me with Robb Reiner, Anvil’s drummer and “Lips” Kudlow, Anvil’s lead singer, after the jump.