the dream of the 90’s

jerry-springer

I painted this series of celebrity caricatures back in the 90’s with the hope of getting some work from Entertainment Weekly, who were buying a lot of really good illustration at the time. I managed to arrange a meeting with their art buyer in NYC. She was very nice and super complimentary but in the end she declined in what I’m assuming she believed would be a reassuring manner by saying, “these are great, but we already have a Barry Blitt.”

Barry Blitt made a very powerful enemy that day.

marilyn-manson

nypd-blue

seinfeld

hanson x-files