Luck of The Irish

Tattoo artists often employed popular characters for sample art boards hanging in their atelier.  In this drawing by Thomas Berg, this pair from the comics are tossed in the mix with traditional sailors imagery of flags, dragons and, of course, mom. Jiggs and Maggie The humor centers on an immigrant Irishman named Jiggs, a former Read more about Luck of The Irish[…]

Toby Rosser

Toby rosser exhibits at The Drive By Gallery, October 2015. He is a painter, fabricator and graphic designer. Click on any image below to view more details and information.  Read the artist bio below the slider. Malaga, 2011 36″x48″ acrylic on canvas Housatonic#8, 2015 40″x30″ digital print Buenos Aires 2007 48″x60″ acrylic on canvas Juniper, 2015 36″x60″ Read more about Toby Rosser[…]

New York Observer: “Body Electric” Showcases Tattoo Art

Getting your current squeeze’s name needled into your butt when you’ve had a few too margaritas has become a rite of passage for a whole new generation, but it’s also become a well-recognized, even revered, art form, as the variety and quality of the work currently on view at the Ricco/Maresca Gallery in Chelsea shows. Read more about New York Observer: “Body Electric” Showcases Tattoo Art[…]

The Caribbean in Texas

We went to see the Francisco Oller (1883 1917) show at the Blanton in Austin,Texas. Great museum and this is a very cool art exhibit. Oller and the other regional painters are very good painters and capture what life was like in the day. He revolutionized the approach to painting in his native Puerto Rico. Read more about The Caribbean in Texas[…]

Basquiat & Kevin Durant in Brooklyn

The Angry Ironist I noticed an unusually tall man bending down to scrutinize a drawing at the Basquiat show in the Brooklyn Museum. A mesomorph trailed him protectively. I soon realized this towering spectator was a famous basketball player, but I couldn’t place his name since I don’t follow sports. I took his picture anyway Read more about Basquiat & Kevin Durant in Brooklyn[…]