I recently moved to Irvine from L.A. for working reason. It was a sort of sad day...and mostly because I was leaving the guys you see in the pictures. Great people, awesome friends, all skilled talented crazy artists. I spent with them every single day, from the morning till the morning after, saturday and sunday included, for two years and an half of my life. They threw me an "unsuspected" party 2 days before I left. That night, I was looking at them from outside of the apartment of my friend Jeff (he is in the picture as well) and for a second it was like being in 1970. The design of the house, the night, the colors of the clothes they were wearing, the palms...anyway, everything around was sort of suggestive. That night, when I came back at home, I had that image sticking in my mind like a photo. I didn't want to forget it, so I drew it....and than I felt asleep 30 minutes after (it was already 4 am)....on my desk.
this is the painting...I know...loss of details. I don't care. I just wanted to catch that moment as I've seen it.