Author Topic: Last January, world famous Toronto gay artist Steve Walker died at 50  (Read 27995 times)

Offline southendmd

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Thank you, John, for this.  I have known about his work for years and have always admired it.  I hadn't heard that he died.  The two paintings of two men tying ties always struck me as interesting--simple, intimate, domestic and yet very sexy.  I love the way he paints hands--very David-like, I think. 

I put the Brokeback homage painting on the banner.  I had never seen that one; it was done in 2007, our "year of heaven" as Lee puts it. 

I happen to be just a few blocks away from the Lyman-Eyer Gallery here in Ptown--I think I'll go visit today.


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Thank you, John, for this.  I have known about his work for years and have always admired it.  I hadn't heard that he died.  The two paintings of two men tying ties always struck me as interesting--simple, intimate, domestic and yet very sexy.  I love the way he paints hands--very David-like, I think. 

I put the Brokeback homage painting on the banner.  I had never seen that one; it was done in 2007, our "year of heaven" as Lee puts it. 

I happen to be just a few blocks away from the Lyman-Eyer Gallery here in Ptown--I think I'll go visit today.



Thanks, Paul.

I saw a painting of his hanging in a gallery in New York early last year. Two men in a painter's studio. Once again, I was amazed by his sheer talent. and like you, until last evening, I hadn't heard of his death. More than four months ago. At 50. Horrible.

It would be nice to hear if there will be a foundation--there should be.


 
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The two paintings of two men tying ties always struck me as interesting--simple, intimate, domestic and yet very sexy. 


Of all the pictures John and Roland posted, that's exactly the one who stood out to me, too. :)


Family Ties

I love the intimacy and domesticity of it. They look like they had been doing it for years, but also as if it were a special occation on this very day.

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I can't get over the hay bale in the foreground. I always think there's a third person in the picture, with her back to the viever, watching the guys. Looks like the hairdo of an elderly lady to me.
And the third person watching them of course reminds me of Aguirre spying through his big-ass binoculars. :-\


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Of all the pictures John and Roland posted, that's exactly the one who stood out to me, too. :)


Family Ties

I love the intimacy and domesticity of it. They look like they had been doing it for years, but also as if it were a special occation on this very day.



If you liked that one, Chrissie, you should really  like this one!    :)



"Ties" 1998





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Looks like the hairdo of an elderly lady to me.
And the third person watching them of course reminds me of Aguirre spying through his big-ass binoculars. :-\

Spoken like a true Brokie!  ;D
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Spoken like a true Brokie!  ;D

Thanks. :)

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Obviously,
the young Walker
loved Streisand--


"Funny Boy" 2002



"The Way We Were" 2007


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i can't get over how prolific he was.

There seems to be an endless flood of paintings.

Düva pööp is a förce of natüre

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Spoken like a true Brokie!  ;D



James Schamus
should like this one--

¿Señor??



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