Overheard at 192 East Walton

192 East Walton, Kitchen (2021). Acrylic on Board. Artwork and text copyright Danny Grosso.

Left to right:

Silently, to herself: “Schnabel once used dishes like this back in the ’80s for those big paintings that helped make him famous…”.

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“Rothko is clearly, (or hazily, if you consider how the work presents) better – he started that movement when he passed from figurative urban vignettes to pure abstraction.”

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“But Frankenthaler refined it so. She dyed those canvases with a lighter touch, and expanded the palette in ways to create more movement and space. Those chunky blocks became passe’. Lets talk free form, lets talk freedom.”

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“I like flowers and Monet does them best, so he’s my guy.”

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Yeah, well how about Van Gogh’s irises? So punk!”

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“Pollack is great if you are listening to Jazz”.

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“No, no, no – Jazz is the soundtrack for Stuart Davis” work – much more symbiosis there than with Pollack.”

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“Hey, boss, can we plate this masterpiece I just cooked up?”

-Danny Grosso

Overheard at 192 East Walton

192 East Walton Bar, Right (2021). Acrylic on wood. Artwork and text copyright Danny Grosso.

Left to right:

“Snorkie, Snorkie, Snorkie…what are you say…”

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“I’m tellin’ you Doc – ain’t no way she knows whose shoes those are!”

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Silently singing a Waterboys tune to herself: “I saw a rain dirty valley…you saw Brigadoon!”

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“Two Emerald Isle Cocktails, Marty.”

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Silently to himself: “Do I have any Midori?”

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“He’s looking?’

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“Not sure.”

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“He’s looking. Aaaaand in other news, this guy next to me is either going to propose or fall on me.”

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“I propose that I fall FOR you – how ’bout that, lady?”

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Ha! He really did that?”

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“Yeah, hit on his own wife, but he didn’t recognize her! She even asked him to say her name before she left in a huff. He was so drunk he couldn’t remember it. Meanwhile, he had another shot, and now he’s onto those supermodels next to us!”

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Dreaming of a fun place to hang out with interesting people: “Zzzzzz…”

-Danny Grosso