Thursday, August 23, 2007
This lovely painting is by Edmund Yaghjian. He painted in South Carolina. His son went to Amherst and lived on a nearby commune with Tom Hoffmann et al when I was at Smith.
I imagine he studied with Fairfield Porter. Strange to see a contemporary self portrait on google,
when I remember him as a soft-eyed romantic hippie guy with big hair who painted beautifully and had a strange girlfriend Margaret who was also from the South, (and did weird paintings with (very) Old South imagery.)
The internet really slams you with the passage of time when you look up long ago friends.
When I start thinking about all the talented people I've known over the years, it overwhelms me.
Another old boyfriend: Gary Spinosa