Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Portrait: Arthur Russell

Here's a new portrait I did of the musician Arthur Russell.
He was a cellist and composer, an early innovator of dance
music in New York in the late 70's.  The genres he worked in
spanned classical, avant-garde, folk, rock, disco, and
often fussed many of those styles into a single song.
He collaborated with Philip Glass, and David Byrne,
among others. He died in relative obscurity (being little
known outside the avant music seen of the 80's lower east side)
at the age of 40 as a result of AIDS.

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