"There’s a tremendous need to not be seen as racist, not seen as sexist," Saul told Holland Cotter in 2008.
"So I want to make sure I am seen as those things." A series of Saul's work from the 1960s and '70s will go on view next week in an exhibition titled "From Pop to Punk" at New York's Venus Over Manhattan. I'm very pleased with the way things have turned out and am looking forward to seeing my pictures. You never know about the art world because it's a matter of opinion.
We walked in expecting christ knows what and we had to laugh. The door staff were a weedy, apologetic old dude and some space cadet chick, both dressed like Walmart refugees; a pair of stuttering incompetents who could barely figure out my credit card.
The girls I did not have, in general I am a bit shy in the presence of girls. Perhaps certainly stretching the truth a little bit, my friend a couple of times fucked with Lena from next door, but that was kissing her, and saw her naked – that’s for sure.If I hadn't snagged a job in 1994 working on an oral history project with the then EDIC in Turners Falls I wouldn't have heard about the tiny space I now rent on Avenue A.I was transcribing interviews of elderly Turners Falls residents and someone mentioned a little place that sold roasted peanuts next to Equi's candy store. There was a little doorway and what remained of a lighted sign post sticking out over it. I liked the notion and tucked it in the back of my mind about that.Whenever I walked by with the kids I would point it out. In all that time I don't think anything went on in there. But there were times when I wouldn't bother with that section of the avenue at all. Last March I was going around town with donation cans for the Feast for the Arts fundraiser in Turners.With the "membership" and entrance fees, it cost just over a 0 to get us both in.
The club is a big room with a bar down the left side and what seemed to be the remnants of an abandoned 2nd rate banquet hall someone with a really poor grasp of BDSM aesthetics had made over in black and pink.I put one in Equi's and asked about the little space just out of curiousity.Immediately in my mind I thought "Nina's Nook" which has been a little name I have saved up in my mind for a little store of my own someday.Since the 1950s, Saul has offended, grossed out and entranced the art world with his neon infused, cartoon snarls, jam-packed with gore, psychosexual mumbo jumbo and all kinds of visual excess.If pubescent Picasso read one too many tabloids and was doodling in detention, you'd see quite the resemblance. His father worked for Shell Oil, his mother was a secretary.Despite the College Board's claims, these tests don't predict college performance...named a Guggenheim Fellow in Creative Arts—Film in 2009.