Beatty has been a friend of mine since junior high...
we've stayed up all night many times playing poker, pool,
gin, hearts, or just shooting the breeze. The artwork to
the left is the result of an overnight marathon painting
session. [And the cool thing about that was John
did all of the work, there was no chance of me losing, and
gave me the painting which today hangs in my front room!]
Ah, but a bit more history to the
artwork is needed. The painting was done in January of '86.
was creating it, he took pictures of each step in the process.
Over the years the painting has faded (but still looks pretty
cool IMHO). At any rate, John
took one of the photos of the finished painting (pre-fading)
and played around with it in Photoshop. The result is the
picture to the left... sadly neither John
nor I have been able to locate an actual picture of the
painting as it orginally looked... Still I was NOT going
to have the painting not appear in the SZ Gallery...
so the tweaked version is here!
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- Craig Zablo (May 27, 2002)