Simon Gouverneur

Good to see a recent show at Curator's Office of works from the estate of Simon Gouverneur whose paintings adorned the covers of Aerial 4: Douglas Messerli and the first Edge Book, Asbestos, by Wayne Kline.

Although the reviews mention his 1990 suicide they do not mention that he had suffered severe injury-- a fall from a ladder-- and of course, as an artist, was without health or disability insurance. I was introduced to him by Dan Barbiero and we had many terrific, intense conversations. His loss remains a traumatic one for many of us.

Art Forum. More of Simon's paintings at McLean Art.


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