My Earliest Known Oil: 1972

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John Carlsson (722o_01) 20 x 20 inches oil on canvas

John was my best friend at the Museum School in the years I knew him he uttered perhaps 100 words. We spe3nt  an awful lot of time in his 1965 Mustang, just riding around drinking cans of cheap local beer by the dozens and throwing the empties over our shoulders. The whole back seat and footwell was filled to shoulder height with them. He hailed from Marlborough, home of the famous Motif Number One.

Homage to the “Ladies’ Room” at the Mudd Club. 1980 VFAYC

1980o_0008: [views from a yellow cab] MUDD CLUB LADIES ROOM 80o8

VFAYC Mudd Club Ladies Room 80o8 oil on linen 16 x 20 inches

I was often in the ladies’ at the Mudd Club. The place was crowded all the time: people snorting coke; people fucking; people shooting dope. It certainly wasn’t segregated along gender lines. I can’t remember if I ever even pissed in the mens’ room.

Homage to the "Ladies' Room" at the Mudd Club. 1980 VFAYC

1980o_0008: [views from a yellow cab] MUDD CLUB LADIES ROOM 80o8

VFAYC Mudd Club Ladies Room 80o8 oil on linen 16 x 20 inches

I was often in the ladies’ at the Mudd Club. The place was crowded all the time: people snorting coke; people fucking; people shooting dope. It certainly wasn’t segregated along gender lines. I can’t remember if I ever even pissed in the mens’ room.