Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Hawaii Beach

Some 15 years ago, when it was much easier to just get up and go, I visited the painter Andrea Badami at his home in Arizona. I asked him, why did you sign this painting Andrew Badami? He answered that callers thought Andrea was a woman, and that bugged him. Badami, an Italian immigrant, was a nice man but a bit cranky. He died in Tucson in 2002. His painting "Saint Rosalia and the Hunter" is in the Smithsonian American Art Museum. A small Badami portrait of Ronald Reagan is on my gallery Web site, Candler Arts.

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