From his web site: Steve says, “I want buying my paintings to be like buying a CD: it’s cheap, it’s art and it changes your life, but the object has no status. Musicians create something for the moment, something with no boundaries and that kind of expansiveness is what I want to come across in my work.” In the past few years, he has collaborated with the Silver Jews, Pavement, The Apples in Stereo, Soul Coughing, Dave Matthews Band and Merzbow to create album art, video sets, stage sets and posters. Currently Steve sold more than 140,000 paintings.
This Greenpoint Gift Guide suggestion comes directly from a local shopper. Julianne recommends artist Steve Keene’s rock and roll paintings – responsible for Pavement’s Wowee Zowee cover! After checking out Steve’s website, I have to admit I would *love* one of his pieces as a gift and I bet I’m not the only one.