Monday, October 8, 2012

The Affordable Art Fair (FALL EDITION 2012) Special Issue #1- Richard Kurtz's (Basquiat like) Boxer Series + Dr. Fuhrman’s Green Longevity Drink



Richard Kurtz's Boxers
If you missed the boat with Basquiat consider an original boxer painting by artist Richard Kurtz.

I came across Richard Kurtz's "Boxer" images this past weekend in NYC (at AAF, Buenos Aires Open Art {}). His crudely painted art has many of the same elements that make a Jean-Michael Basquiat a "Basquiat" and yet these boxer images, which dominate his work, are uniquely his own. Kurtz's works are painted on found objects and go from credit card sized, 2" x 3"; to paintings on found book pages; up to larger pieces painted on discarded wooden boards. 

Kurtz, who now lives in New Mexico, is an expatriated New Yorker. I was expecting to find a young black man when I did the research for this article - instead I found the artist to be a mid-career, white, rock and roll musician type. No matter, Kurtz has the soul of a young black man, working within the war society has assigned to him, fighting the good fight, taking punches and delivering them. 

Some BOXER Series paintings by Richard Kurtz:

(Sources: AAF, Buenos Aires Open Art Gallery, santa fean magazine,, Art Papers)

Dr. Fuhrman’s Green Longevity Drink
Made in a Vita Mix Blender
It'’s a “blended salad”—, a combination of raw, leafy greens and whole foods blended into a creamy consistency. When we simply chew a salad, about 70 to 90 percent of the plant cells are not broken open. As a result, most of the valuable nutrients contained within those cells never enter our bloodstream.” So, while Fuhrman still likes “chewed salads,” he thinks blended salads are a better way to maximize the intake of those nutrients.”
Fuhrman suggests drinking two glasses of his Longevity Drink daily. “
1 large head romaine lettuce
1 1/2 cups spinach
2 sprigs parsley
1 cup broccoli florets
2 leaves mustard greens or turnip greens or Kayle
3 collard leaves
1/2 cup watercress
1/8 tsp. oregano
1/2 avocado
1 banana, peeled
3 large strawberries
1 cup frozen or fresh blueberries
1/2 papaya or mango
1 1/2  tsp. flax seeds
1 1/2  tsp. sunflower seeds
1 1/2  tsp. sesame seeds
1. Place 1/2 cup water into blender, adding ingredients, one by one, and blending until liquefied.
2. Pour 1 cup of Dr. Fuhrman’s Green Longevity Drink into glass, adding water and stirring until desired consistency is reached. Store remainder in an airtight container and refrigerate.

Makes 4 cups
(source: Dr. Fuhrman's website)

Until later,

ARTSnFOOD, is an online publication dedicated to "The Pursuit of Happiness, the Arts and Food." ™ All rights reserved. Concept, Original Art, Text & Photographs are © Copyright 2012 Jack A. Atkinson under all International intellectual property and copyright laws. All gallery, museum, fair or festival photographs were taken with permission. Images © individual artists, fabricators, respective owners or assignees.

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