Photos by G. Art by John Grande.
Ian Curtis by John Grande
If you like pop art, Damien Hirst, Damien Hirst’s spot paintings, or Andy Warhol, Whitney Houston, Judy Garland, Ian Curtis of Joy Division, Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix or Truman Capote and you live in New York, you should head over to Jim Kempner Fine Art in Chelsea to see John Grande’s exhibit “Oh You Pretty Things,” which superimpose Damien Hirst’s spot paintings over these icons.
Damien Hirst by John Grande
Jim Kempner Fine Art is located at 501 West 23rd Street and the exhibit is up through February 23, 2014.
Warhol and Friends by John Grande
Truman Capote by John Grande
Photo and autograph courtesy of the G Archives.
It’s so sad to hear about the death of singer Whitney Houston. She had so much talent and unfortunately got hooked on drugs which lead to her slow and steady demise. What a tragic waste. I met Whitney in the 1990s when The Bodyguard was at the top of the charts. She was performing at a benefit in Los Angeles and I was lucky enough to see her rehearsing “I Will Always Love You.” She sang several takes and each version sounded more flawless than the one before it. It’s really sad to hear that she died at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, as that is a place that holds so many great memories for me. I’ve had so many wild celebrity encounters at the Hilton – I am just in shock. I’ve also had many good times dancing to Whitney’s music including the club version of “It’s Not Right, But It’s OK,” “If I Told You That” her duet with George Michael and of course the classic “I Wanna Dance With Somebody.” It’s really sad that in the last few years of her life, the public chose to focus on her mess of a life instead of the tremendous talent she possessed. Now in death, the public will remember her as a goddess of music whose voice was silenced way too soon. RIP, Whitney!
The Wait is Over - September 1
She gave you good love.
She saved all her love for you.
She was the greatest love of all.
She danced with you.
She was so emotional.
She danced with you.
She ran to you.
She was your miracle.
Her love was your love.
She was fine.
She believed in you.
She learned from the very best.
She had nothing.
She’s every woman.
She will always love you.
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