artist


everyone is an artist

eventually
art will allow everyone
to communicate.
we are getting closer
to that moment.
in a few hundred years
people will accept that
art is not a limited asset
but an essential human
form of communication.
no person will be oppressed
for their lack of technical talent
and everyone will be celebrated
for who they are.
just a few hundred years more.
you will see.




#runforourrights

ai qing
was a dissident poet
who had a son
ai weiwei
who is a dissident artist
who met
julian assange
who is a dissident journalist
who gifted ai weiwei
a treadmill




artist levels

artists are leveled
by what happens
when they die:

level one – millions are sad.
level two – thousands are happy.
level three – hundreds are sad.
level four – no one cares.




theo the artist

theo wanted to be an artist
first he went to art school
then he quit the art school
then he lived in the mountains
then he bought the most expensive paint
then he refused to speak
then he fell in love
then he became sensitive
and then he finally became an artist
just before he died




kanye west

he is an artist
who decided
to make art
in the real world,
which is kind of
the only real art.




how to sell art

to sell art to dentists, bankers, and lawyers
art needs to tie the room together
and artist must not embarrass them




austin lee

i agreed with austin lee
to write a poem about him
in exchange for his portrait
of my family.

i am not sure
if it is a fair bargain
because the poem will be
only about him
and i will be
only one of the five people
in the portrait.

it would be fair
if my three kids and my girlfriend
would also write poems about him,
or if all of us would write together
a poem about him.

but life is not fair
and it will only get worst from now on
and we learn to roll with the punches
and one of the most important things in life are friends
and i hope austin lee will be my friend
just like rafael rozendaal is,
and wyne veen, and angelo plessas.
because compounding benefits of friendship
are transgenerational
and that is why i made this investment
in an austin lee poem
because that is the only thing i care about today
is my kids friendships in two thousand fifty.




rafael, you went far over limits

i hope that you are realizing
the consequences.
you are losing
the only real artist
who looked on you
as a potential equal.
i was wrong doing so
and I will never do this mistake again.
enjoy the rest of your career.




miltos manetas

the older i am
the more i like him
i guess when i am hundred years old
i will like him a lot