discourse on philosophy, popular culture, contemporary art and the practice of art making. He had his young female audience when he showed them an image of several pairs of black Christian Louboutin stilettos purchased en mass at Nieman Marcus, the red soles of which he’d painted with perfect little partial views of iconic contemporary art, rendering them totally useless as shoes, but more valuable as art.
Meanwhile, he reads voraciously, everything from Paulo Freire to Ludwig Bemelmans, and he draws all the time. “Just so you don’t think I don’t practice what I preach,” he told the students, pointing to a pile of drawings on the floor. “You have to draw all the time. Constantly. It doesn’t matter if you’re a sculptor or a performance artist, or a dancer, this is how you think of the world and respond to it creatively. Drawing is the whole thing; it’s everything.”