This painting served as the maquette for our first serigraph. The painting is clever, but amateur; the serigraph is professional: clean lines.
(This scan is of the painting; the scan below is of the serigraph.)
Without Gail Bruce, without the White Hat, I would not have quit my Directorship of Circle Gallery and launched PK Fine Arts, Ltd. in 1974. A funny sort of slavery followed, mutual parasitism, followed by deep betrayals, destruction.
Gail had been a model, a cover girl, a movie star. By the time this picture was taken she was routinely pot-hazed. A picture of me at the same time would have shown my eyes becoming gin-glazed, or scotch.
Gail & Murray’s daughter sure was cute as a little girl. Dakota is Lakota for peace.