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Blue Blood

in case you missed Banzai, this is my newest piece that was on display at the party.


This work is going to be part of a larger series that combines my typical pen and ink work with acrylic paint/abstraction.

I'm going to exhibit it in March @ an art gala, where I will also be performing alongside Rasputina. I'd reveal some of the other artists exhibiting (one of them was a personal hero of mine in high school), but I'm pretty sure the people at Scholastic would be pissed...so I'll have to be secretive and shady for now... 

Also, on a random note- I joined a dance punk band as its lead singer. The other guys in the band are a couple years younger than me, but they sure as hell can play their instruments. The first song I finished writing with them was inspired by Josephine Baker- erotic banana dancer, WW2 spy, universal mother, extravagantly glamorous contradiction of a human being. 

Here's a 30 second clip of the song, crappily recorded on a computer during a recent practice. Can't wait to get on the synthesizer and add some electronic texture. This feels like what I'm meant to be doing. 

What do you guys think?? 

  Josephine by maxsvernon






Max Vernon for Patricia Field

I was recently commissioned to create a work of art for the windows @ Patricia Field for Halloween. 

this is what I came up with: 

I'm really proud of the original image I created... Patricia Field has their own interpretation of my art up in their windows as of yesterday. If you're in the area, go check it out. 

302 Bowery. 



Just wanted to let everyone know I'll be showing my art @ the next Banzai party on November 6th @ The Red Lotus Room (893 Bergen St. Brooklyn, NY.) The show will also feature art from Narcissister, who I recently made a shrine to using pasta shells for hair. 

The Banzai party is curated by Muffinhead, who is also a visual artist and generally speaking, a force. He dresses like something out of a Gareth Pugh/Leigh Bowery fantasy. I first met him on the unfortunate night I was also assaulted in Bushwick. Having just been punched in the back of the head by some crazy drugged up guy with dreads, I ran down the block and into the first open door I saw. Once inside, everyone was naked and throwing glitter in the air. 

I went to the bar to get myself a drink and become oriented with my surroundings, while possibly having a minor concussion. The drinks @ the bar all had funny names like "Dragon Child," or "The Oracle." 

It was only about 20 minutes later when everyone started glowing I realized my drink had been dosed. Apparently the Oracle was liquid opium. Drugs, Sex, Violence- a perfect prequel to meeting Muffinhead, a possible hallucination with a huge Lampshade around his neck. I would never have thought that a couple years later I'd be showing art at one of his parties...but that's New York, right? 




Blasts from the Past

It's hard to believe these photos are six years old. 

Ominous foreshadowing? 


Wired Demo #2 

Although it's amazing to work with so many different voices, I'm excited to post a demo that I did the singing for on my own. Ritter Hanz is going to stop by this weekend to lay down a new vocal (in which he will show off his crazy tenor and jump the octave in the 2nd chorus), but in the meantime I hope you enjoy my version:


Wired by maxsvernon