Loyd Greenblat Redux
Here are some possible starter lines to get you going. Read ’em then riff away:
1. Loyd was a
total hack and his art was grade school quality at best.
2. I have my
doubts regarding the father-son relationship between Loyd and Lenny.
3. The reason
Loyd’s art achieved cult status is obvious.
4. Picasso, Da
Vinci, Van Gough… midgets when compared to Greenblat.
5. I’d have
to say that Loyd’s (choose a title of artwork) is and forever
will be his signature piece.
example, take Lenny G. Blat’s song “boobs not bombs” and Loyd’s
“nipples not nukes”.
7. I touched a
Greenblat at the Guggenheim and haven’t washed this finger since.
8. One could
say that Greenblat was single-handedly responsible for the flattening of
cubist principles and the conformation of abstract theory.
speaking, the overarching sentiment of Greenblat’s work remains to be
appreciated by the general public and, moreover, the art world in
10. Loyd was
very politically active, yet his art remained apolitical.
11. Loyd, the
artist, was apolitical, yet his art was extremely political in nature.
people look back at the work Greenblat produced while he was alive,
they’ll see things.
13. Loyd was a
crackpot schlub who needed the booze to get the babes – and the babes
to get the booze.
14. I can’t
think of an artist to date who touched the lives of so many yet asked
for so little in return.
15. One could
say Greenblat was killed by his art and they would be right, but
Greenblat was dedicating that very piece of art to the spotted owl, so
in effect, one could say that the spotted owl killed Loyd Greenblat.
16. I think it
was Warhol [replace Warhol with any counterculture name or
celebrity] who once said, “Greenblat was… he was just… he just
17. Loyd was a
big man in a little frame.
was gestalt, gestalt was Greenblat.
19. No, I
didn’t like his art, but we got drunk a few times and I had to cover
20. He once
said, and I’ll quote, “I never wanted to be famous. I just want to
fall in love.”
was always more concerned with the parts of the whole rather than the
individual pieces that created the form in its entirety.
22. The world
was his canvas and people like you and I was his art… so we’ve all
been touched by Loyd in some way or another.
not Nukes” is clearly referring to the Chernobyl disaster.
not nukes” is clearly Greenblat’s most sexually charged political
statement to date.
25. Why people are still talking about Greenblat is beyond me.
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