NEKST, RIP

Rest in peace to an all-timer. NEKST. (image via)

LeRoy Neiman, RIP



One of the greats, LeRoy Neiman, who had some massively good works near Fisherman’s Wharf recently, just died at the age of 91. The man created some iconic paintings of sports scenes and figures, and of course, Rocky.

Stay High 149, RIP

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Stay High 149, one of the true original NYC graffiti legends, passed away at the age of 61. The New York Times, writes: Wayne Roberts was a pioneering 1970s graffiti writer known as “Stay High 149” who borrowed the haloed stick figure from the title sequence of the 1960s television series “The Saint,” put a joint in its mouth and turned it around. His “Smoker” tag, or signature, turned the heads of legions of imitators and admirers, including the anonymous teenagers who slipped into train yards at night to paint whole cars, as well as Norman Mailer, who featured him in his book “The Faith of Graffiti.”

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RIP, Maurice Sendak

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Two really sad loses over the past 5 days, as yesterday we have lost Where the Wild Things Are author, Maurice Sendak, at the age of 83. He was seeing a bit of resurgence with his legacy over the past 4 years, with retrospectives in museums such as the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco, as well as Spike Jonze taking his masterful children’s book to the screen with a wonderful, heartfelt interpretation.

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RIP, Moebius

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The world lost a legend on Saturday, March 10. Jean Henri Gaston Giraud was a French comics artist, working in the French tradition of bandes dessinées, earning worldwide fame, predominantly under the pseudonym Mœbius. Among his most famous works are the Western comic series Blueberry he co-created with writer Jean-Michel Charlier, one of the first Western anti-heroes to appear in comics. Under the pseudonym Moebius he created a wide range of science fiction and and fantasy comics in a highly imaginative and surreal almost abstract style, the most famous of which are Arzach, the Airtight Garage of Jerry Cornelius, and The Incal.

RIP, Freddie Solomon

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Part of two 49ers’ Super Bowl teams, mentor to Jerry Rice and target of Joe Montana, former NFL wide receiver Freddie Solomon died today at the age of 59 after a battle with cancer. “Fabulous Freddie” retired with 48 touchdowns and two rings.

“Freddie was very influential to me and my career, and taught me about work ethic and professionalism,” Rice said. “He inspired me to go out there every day and emulate him.”

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RIP, Dorothea Tanning

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We lost another legend in the art world, as Surrealist painter and wife to Max Ernst, Dorothea Tanning, passed away at the age of 101. Her paintings, Birthday (1942, Philadelphia Museum of Art) and, Eine kleine Nachtmusik(1943, Tate Modern, London) are some of the most famed by a female artist in the 20th century.

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RIP, Mike Kelley

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A true game-changer and one of the most influential American artists to come from the post-punk movement, Mike Kelley appears to have committed suicide today. He was 57. He did the cover of Sonic Youth album, Dirty, but also a slew of amazing installation pieces that incorporated mass culture with high brow fused together. He will be missed. A nice obit is at the LA Times.

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