When I was making my book, Two Cents Plain, I intended to included one of my early window shade paintings. I was certain that one of these painting had survived but, unfortunately, I could not locate it, until now– over a year after the book was published.
As a 6 or 7 year old, eons ago,I had no idea where to buy canvas in Brownsville, Brooklyn, so I figured the shade off of our bedroom window (in back of the Candy Store) was close enough. Surprisingly, my mother didn't go crazy when I ruined the shade.
PS–The paints I used were old, discarded Paint-by-Number oils in those little plastic containers.
This is a very surreal work. There were no houses like these in our neighborhood
and snow usually was grey-brown.
Can you find the seagull?
From Two Cents Plain: My Brooklyn Boyhood
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