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Onion article about failed painters

Retirees and trust-funders aside, isn't this article about every painter/writer/dancer/musician/hipster in NYC? Hello failed painters--- The writer (and The Onion) aren't writing this in empathy. This is not "misery loves company". You're the butt of the joke. Normal people with normal lives read this stuff and LOL, because they know somebody like this, and they think that person is pathetic, pathetic in a way that  prompts derisive laughter, the kind of LOL that smug, confident, secure, happy, normal people engage in all day long.,31742/

Posted by Velveeta Heartbreak on 3/23/13

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November Meditation

November Meditation

"November Meditation" by Velveeta Heartbreak

44" x 55" on paper

Posted by Velveeta Heartbreak on 11/30/12 | tags: autumn mixed-media abstract figurative modern


"Psychic Snapshots" - original artist's book by Velveeta Heartbreak

57 original drawings, paintings and monoprints from 29 years of studio practice (1983-2012)

EACH OF THE 57 PIECES ARE OOAK ORIGINALS - these are not print-outs, scans or reproductions - each one is a one-of-a-kind original painting, drawing or monoprint. The mediums include pencil, gouache, acrylic, colored pencil, watercolor, paint pens and silkscreen

mounted in a reclaimed photo album - 8"x8"x1.5"

signed by the artist

to see the full 30 page book with all 57 pieces, please go to Psychic Snapshots

Velveeta Heartbreak (ne Michael J. Bowman) is an artist and self-taught musician who lives and works in Brooklyn, NY, USA with his wife and daughter. Mr. Bowman was born in Elk Grove Village, IL in 1962 and attended art school in Syracuse NY in the early 1980's. He is of the first artists to hang a painting in the now legendary Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, in 1990 creating paintings, posters and installations for the Lizard's Tail performance space and "Cat's Head" warehouse art events on the then un-developed Williamsburg waterfront. More recently, Mr. Bowman's large-scale drawings have been exhibited in several Brooklyn art galleries, including a 2005 solo show in the Williamsburg neighborhood, of which the New York Daily News wrote "large drawings littered with psychedelic shapes and subversive punk slogans". Mr. Bowman has also published collections of his drawings as the "Nova Feedback" zine series, of which Arthur magazine said "a hot bouquet of drawings and collages that range from extremely casual to speed-freak-detailed...some of them have a very ‘50s animation feel to them".

more info at gallerymjb

Posted by Velveeta Heartbreak on 7/6/12

new video

Posted by Velveeta Heartbreak on 10/17/11

New York City, East Village, come see my artwork!


10 Painters

Daniel Caspera
Jeff Faerber
Darlin J. Frometa    
Scott Geyer
Vladimir Ginzburg
Ian McGillivray
Sean Noyce
Seamus Liam O'Brien
Lawrence Quigley
Velveeta Heartbreak

Theater for the New City Gallery
155 1st Ave. NYC 10003
Between 9th and 10th St.
L Train to First Ave, Walk South


FEBRUARY 15 - MAY 2, 2011
Mon-Sat 12-10 Sun 12-6

Information: 212 254 1109 or

Posted by Velveeta Heartbreak on 1/25/11


My drawing "Mastermining" will be exhibited at C.C.C.P. Gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn thru Nov. 28th, 2010. The opening is Friday, Nov. 5th, 6-8 pm. (corner of Hope Street and Marcy Avenue in Brooklyn, 11211) Gallery hours are Fri-Sun, Noon-6 pm.

Posted by Velveeta Heartbreak on 11/3/10

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