The Story Behind “The Knot”, a straitjacket painting

The story behind the straitjacket paintings is important, because every fold & crease has its history.  These garments got their knocks in the institution of performing arts.  My friend Bob Taxin, magician & performer, owns three, which he let me use for my series of still lifes.  That’s him in the photo, escaping (successfully) from a straitjacket while hanging from Continue reading “The Story Behind “The Knot”, a straitjacket painting”

Collector Profile | Joan Lazarus

A San Francisco street corner is where I first met Joan Lazarus nearly two decades ago.  She was waiting at the cross walk in tall shoes, sunglasses, auburn hair up in a twist, a dancer’s carriage.  We were outside the Cowell Theater in the Marina District, where she was producing the Summerfest/WestWave Dance Festival.  I’d heard a lot about her.  Dancer, teacher, arts administrator and as it turned out, collector of fine art and fun.  Now years later on a glorious Saturday, I’m on my way over the Golden Gate Bridge, hundreds of sailboats skipping over the bay, to talk to Joan in her Marin County home. Continue reading “Collector Profile | Joan Lazarus”