Friday, February 6, 2009

Mark Cohen at Rose Gallery

This picture reminds me of a juvenile delinquent that I used to babysit in the 80's. TRAVIS. Travis was a 5-year-old kid from hell.  And 10 bucks says he was kicked out of juvenile hall as a teenager and then went straight to Folsom Prison.  I used to catch him cussing me out when he thought I was out of earshot.  Once I snuck up on him during his nap time and heard him muttering about me as he tried to climb out his second story bedroom window: "That bitch can't tell me what to do. I'll kick her fat ass!"  

 
Mark Cohen, Karate Stance, 1977, Photograph, 14" x 17"


Anywhoo, I like this photograph by Mark Cohen.  His work will be at Rose Gallery in Santa Monica from February 11 - April 11, 2009. 

And I found this book of his work available at Amazon:



11 comments:

...love Maegan said...

i want it so bad. SO BAD.

Chris said...

Wow, he sounds like a rather intense little fellow, lol. I love the picture too!

Life With Dogs said...

I'm dating myself, but that pic takes me back :)

E.K. said...

I'd like to read an Adventures of Travis book.

Vain and Vapid said...

Oh man, that picture is awesome. I so want a print....

Kitten said...

Is that a Plymouth Dart in the background? My grandma had one of those!

Awesome Sara said...

That kid look so crazy. I think death rays are coming out of his eyes. Point them at Abbi with a fucking i.

Dooder City said...

i am glad he is redirecting his energy!

Magic Pants Jones said...

That's such a great pic. I want that kid in my class.

creative kerfuffle said...

gawd if that kid had blond hair it could be my brother when he was that age. he turned out pretty good actually.

Tristan said...

That karate stance is hilarious!