Never underestimate a person with a benevolent smile.
These three works are going to new homes, the pastel of the clouds and the plein air with the seagull were hand delivered. And the sale went through today on the life size male nude Origin of the World, Channeling Courbet. Congrats to the collectors, I will miss them!
In a way they say something about freedom, to see far into the distance, a banking flight the wind, and being comfortable with being naked. Freedom both artistically and politically, have common denominators: when it is experienced it seems like the most natural and easiest of experiences, but to acquire it, to create it, takes brutal resolve not to let shit get in the way — firmly focused on the goal using all one’s energy of knowledge, brawn, and spirit. Never underestimate a person with a benevolent smile.
Michael Newberry, Idyllwild, 1/4/2021