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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Andy Warhol's Models



Warhol, who stopped painting phrenology
Was the master of painted technology
He found his self portrait and that of Jackie
Unsatisfying, underwhelming and a little bit tacky
Because each model had only one head.

While wishing for more out of models' faces
He tripped on his shoes and over his laces
Broke out with a fever,  pushed the wrong lever
Lost the maneuver, became an achiever
And created four faces instead.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Pat Barkman




Pat Barkman is really fast, man
I saw her demo (paints faster than I can)
Her paintings are great whether landscape or fruit
If that's not enough she's extremely cute.

 She's as tall as the sky,
Her bod makes me cry
Pat's wardrobe? ... To die!
Her credentials?  ...  Oh, my.

She saves the environment, won't let you pollute
She's charming, brainy, witty, astute
Does she belong with art masters? Is she resolute?
I think you'll agree, those questions are moot.

I don't know, but think I'm her greatest fan.
She's a better gardener than Holmes (that's Dan)
Happy Birthday, dear Pat. It's off with my hat
You're the best at all things with no caveat!


Sunday, February 5, 2012

Joe Flom's Doodles


I am proud to be the keeper of  the late
JOE FLOM'S DOODLES
I am the caddy and
they are totally inspiring to me as an artist. 
When I illustrated the Skadden Newsletter,
Mr. Flom was kind enough to give them to me
to incorporate into my drawings.  
Here are some doubling as Easter eggs. 

Happy Easter and Happy Passover 
to all Depingo's readers.



Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Basquiat Case


Basquiat, in a squat on the Factory floor
Watched Warhol movies which were  mostly a bore
Stifling a snore, he could take it no more
But it sure beat being street-artist poor.

He switched to TV and viewed Anna Magnani 
While painting in three-piece suits by Armani
He threw in some graphics, hues bright and tawny,
Some scribbling as well and was no longer yawn-y.

In his teens and twenties he had fun and made mon
Though his work looks a lot like mine at age one.
We were even in a show together and he won!
My youth?... not taken into consideration.

"Just kidding,"  Jean-Michel - my tales are tall.
I adore your work; mine's in a mall.
Your paintings enthrall; mine are nothing at all
But I'm still making art and having a ball!


Heads and sun - Basquiat age 22; man and lady - Depingo age 1