Thursday, March 24, 2011

Drinking with Magician Shane MacGowen

So I have seen the Pogues three times in New York on St. Patty's Day.  This year I wasn't able to go to the concert, but I don't feel like I missed out.  I met the crazy bastard and hung out with him and his gang at a local Lower East Side bar on St Patty's Day.  After a few words and his incoherent laughter I mentioned to him that I made a portrait of him in 2007.  He hissed and giggled and shook his head and giggled and hissed again.  Not sure how that translated I spoke to his tour manager.  She told me to bring the watercolor to their hotel the next I did.  That evening at the same bar, she told me he received the piece and had a laugh.  Happy to say that one of my heroes of music, and a person who is considered as one of the most influential poet rebels of our time owns one of my paintings.  The image below is from the documentary "If I Should Fall From Grace" which you need to see to understand this man. Portrait of Shane MacGowen watercolor 15"x22"

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