This is my contribution to the S.I. Rolling Stone
show, which I was surprised and honored to be asked to be included in.
When I was an art school kid in NYC at Parsons in the mid 80s, I would regularly visit Rolling Stone to drop off my book. Gail Anderson always left encouraging notes, and eventually took the time to bring me back into the offices and talk to me about my work and patiently guide me a bit. She eventually gave me my first job there, though I've only been hired by them a few times. I've never been much of a portrait artist.
At one point in the 90s, I sent her this piece, a record cover that I did for my friend's (great) band, Fuck. It was a split single, the back side of which was the band Robotronic.
I guess she liked it, because she hired me to do a record review piece, for a review of the rapper Master P. Thanks Gail (and Fred), it was a fun opportunity to make an unusual image.
In any event, thanks to the fine folks at the Society for asking me to be a part of this show. Sorry to miss the opening as well, I'm sure it'll be a blast.