Last week it was three days with Ray Roberts. This week end I am in Jeremy Lipking's one day workshop and will attend evening demos by Dan Gerharts and Lipking. I am attending these events to rob their collector base, steal their ideas, knock off their successes, copy their technique, and to be a general pain in the ass--should be fun!
I will attempt to divert their attention from their work with dirty jokes, stupid questions, weird noises and by just being myself. I was always a bad boy in my school days, and things haven't changed much in six decades.
Questions I will be asking: 1. How much has your net worth decreased in the last 18 months?
2. Are you looking around for other work?
3. Do you think I can make it as an artist?
I will report the answers to these and other questions.
I would give anything to be on this celebrity list, but I am thrilled to just breath the same air as these greats. I plan to suck up to the vendors for free art supplies--I often steal paint, brushes, and all of the samples I can stuff in that bag they supply you. Tom Lynch once got a Rolex from Raphael Art as a gift for endorsing their products. Maybe I can get on a "free" list. Its just that nobody remembers me. O well. Its kinda fun to creep around un-noticed. I wear my dark glasses so that the security folks can't see what I am really staring at.
Who loves ya? Don