Tuesday, June 26, 2012


50, a number marking time, 50 cycles of the earth rotating around the sun, a half century, half a life time (in theory) my great grandfather who I grew up with lived to 92 and my grandfather 86 on the other hand my fathers father died at the age of 52 before I was born.   50 more likely represents half a lifetime lived as an adult, maybe if one has been an adult at all.

The point of being a doppleganger was to write freely but then I would anyway under my own name.   I once was a dj for a radio station but I always wondered how many people were really listening and on the overnights I think I had at most 3 listeners, I jest, there were more but the point being why hide behind a moniker when the 4 people who read my rambles are friends who know me.

So without anymore mystery and without drum roll, D Richmond is one Dennis Bellone, D for Dennis and sometimes David in certain works of mine where I would provide narration on videos, Richmond for the city I was born in 50 years ago.  It’s that simple, the mask comes off and there you have it and I will continue to bang the drum or at least the occasional pot and pan.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Klaus Kinski

As a tradition I normally don't title my paintings except in private so I can remember what is what but Klaus Kinski is the title for this new work.   I somehow persist in trying to make ... I am not sure what to call it.

klaus kinski, oil on canvas, 6 by 5 feet

Saturday, June 23, 2012

fünfzig Jahre Freude

The Grand old age of a half century approaches.  "Fünfzig Jahre Freude" which in German translates to  50 years of joy, a title for a conceived art work that I am approaching that will encapsulate my art making activity to this point for the coming year and in which I hope to tie up various loose ends and ideas that have either occupied me outright or linger in the back of my mind.

From there?  I don't know.  But do stayed tuned as on the 26th of June the "great outing" will take place and the doppelgänger known as D Richmond will be revealed as I see little point in remaining anonymous.