Remembering Tom Slaughter

November 4, 2014 11:47 PM

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Remembering Tom Slaughter

Tom Slaughter passed away on October 25th. He was a gifted artist, whose work was immediate, fun, simple, and unmistakably his own. Henry Geldzahler, the first curator for 20th Century Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art said that, like Leger, Stuart Davis, and Roy Lichtenstein before him, Tom lived his life "in the brilliant light of imagined skies, where the time is always high noon or midnight."

But most of all he was a real human being. A funny, handsome, genuine, honest New Yorker who could charm anyone who spent a few moments with him. I became fast friends with him. The first time we met, Tom told me how "fucking hilarious" some videos were that I had made about the art world. I don't t...

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