Friday, June 28, 2013

For James Gandolfini:

Tony's Journey. 24" x 240". Mixed media on wood panels.
 Back in 2009 I was hooked on the Sopranos - great story, great acting, and great visuals. I became fixated on the introductory sequence to each episode which took the viewer through the different neighborhoods between the Jersey Turnpike and Tony Soprano's suburban home. It was so compelling I felt I had to make a painting which described that journey.

Tony's Journey. Stricoff Fine Art - New York. 2009
Many of you will have seen this piece either in New York or at my studio. It measures just over twenty feet long. I was looking at it today and remembering James Gandolfini who played Tony Soprano - he was a great actor. But more than that he was a good man. He cared deeply about war veterans and made documentaries about their struggles, especially with PTSD. His death is a sad loss.    

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Bicycle Jigsaw

One of my bicycle paintings has been selected by German puzzle company Heye for production as a 1000 piece jigsaw. I just approved the box design. It's not going to make my fortune but it's a lot of fun!