Gregory Amenoff

1. How and when you first met Harry Roseman — When was it? My frail brain takes me to New Haven, that lovely town..so mellow..where I was teaching for a year at Yale in 1991.Catherine (Murphy) was also doing rounds in the grad program and when we were there on the same day we had lunch together with Linda Nochlin. Harry was there with his camera which was glued to his body during those years. I think it likely that there is a picture of that modest lunch somewhere on his website. I was late in meeting Harry as I had many friends, noteably Carl Pallazzolo, Gary Stephan and Suzanne Joelson who were long time pals with both Catherine and Harry. Harry has a sparkle in his eye and makes very cool and unpredictable things. I envy his range. I wish I’d known him when he looked like a girl..with long hair etc.

2. A statement about your work and/or a brief autobiographical statement. — I am from a small town in Illinois. That might tell it all. I have lived on the east coast since 1971, first in Boston and then in New York where, with significant forays into New Mexico, I have lived in New York since 1979. I have a bunch of kids and a few ex-wives. I am married happily to Sonia Resika who produced the two little ones. I teach and paint and play with children. My knees hurt—expecially when I am playing with children. I will be 60 this year and it is depressing me. Life is complicated, art is impossible and yet we all continue on all fronts. My work is shown on my website gregoryamenoff.com and alexandregallery.com. —January, 2008

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