Queens, NY based Greg Burak (previously featured here) makes figurative paintings. He was born in the Hudson Valley Region of New York in 1986. He received his Associates Degree from the Delaware College of Art and Design in 2005, his BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2007, and an MFA in Painting from Indiana University in 2015.
Burak’s strange and unnerving paintings often “set” in the late 1970s or early 1980s (by his use of clothing and interior style), immediately recall coming-of-age movies of that era.
This is very interesting, considering our parents grew up in SF in the 1960s and participating in a bit of counter-culture activity. IN 1970, Ralph Arlyck shot this kid Sea, who was only 4 & 1/2 years old at the time and lived with his parents in the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco.
This is one fresh powder blue, previously owned by Elvis Mercedes-Benz 600, and we all know Elvis loved his powder. Eh-oh! A German buyer just bought the car at Bonhams for a cool £80,700. So now the German can sit in it and think a lot, or something. The car was restored, so maybe he will drive it around Berlin.
According to ArtDaily, “Elvis’s 1970 Mercedes-Benz 600 Saloon Limousine in powder blue was one of only a handful of cars that the singer registered himself, and one of two 600 Mercedes that he owned.”