Monday, September 22, 2008

Art: Geoffrey Raymond

Geoffrey Raymond makes Chuck-Close-esque portraits of Wall Street's business elite like Lloyd Blankfein and CNBC anchors like Jim Cramer. He's blown up this past year with his portraits of executives of failed banks, highlighted on Dealbreaker and across the internet. After completing the portrait, Geoffrey camps out outside of the firm's main office and has people write comments on them. Typically he'll use a color, green for Lehman for example, for current or past employees of the firm and black for non-employees. Here's his potrait of James Cayne, "The Annotated Bear".

And recently he painted Dick Fuld, "The Annotated Fuld" with comments like "Greed + Ego = Fuld" written in green.

Here's a work-in-progress, yet to be tagged outside the AIG building, "The Annotated AIG".

I'm off to a meeting....

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