Due to the passing of our dear friend and fellow artist Robert W Richards on July 11, 2019, purchases of artwork on this website have temporarily been halted.

Roy Garrett 2 Shadow (original artwork)

Regular price $300.00

Gouache on Bristol board (original drawing by Robert W Richards) 14" H x 11" W (38x28cm)

Roy Garrett 2 Shadow

"Roy Garrett arrived in New York City, specifically Times Square, hungry to explore the sex and porn scenes he’d seen advertised in the Village Voice’s classified section. One of his first stops was the Gaiety Theater where, to his amazement, men offered him money for sex. From there it was a quick descent to the hustling and porn industries, which ultimately destroyed him. Throughout this turbulent period, he wrote the suite of poems that became “Hot Rod to Hell,” a scorching ride through the underbelly of the 70s underground sex scene from Times Square to the West Side piers. HOT ROD is as visceral and personal a record as any of that moment in gay history before AIDS changed everything." -Robert W Richards

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