Tag Archives: painting

The Devil is in the details.

Phil Frost 1997

Back in 1997 I met Phil Frost through a mutual friend, and stayed with him in NYC on my way to Egypt for an art history tour. We traded pieces, I gave him a small oil painting on rusted metal and he gave me this piece, which I have hanging in my home.

I was prompted to photograph and post this piece after reading an article in the New York Magazine’s art section, which questions what they believed to be a lost Basquiat, which people who are aware of Frosts work from that era will clearly see that it is an unfinished work of his.

Here is another Link to a work of Phil Frost’s from that era. Note the similarity between the “devil” on the door and Frosts characters from that era.

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Ozombie Bin Laden

Ezra Li Eismont - Charcoal and Acrylic on paper, 42"x56" 2011

I first created this image back in October of 2010 for my mini zombie coloring book. In light of recent events I felt compelled to “bring this one back to life” so to speak. This one is larger of course, than my mini coloring book version, and it is in color. For the first time in a while this piece felt like it had to happen – I felt compelled to create this image as a response to the media onslaught that has people reveling in the streets because we murdered someone unarmed in their own home.

Zombie Stardust

"Zombie Stardust" acrylic and ink on paper 2011

"Zombie Stardust" acrylic and ink on paper Ezra Li Eismont 2011

Just finished this one and thought I’d share.

Pretending to be fierce

Ezra Li Eismont/Bunnie Reiss 2010

The amazing Bunnie Reiss and myself recently finished this painting for the Gallery Heist one year anniversary show at Gallery Heist in San Francisco.  ( See it in person! Until November 27th at the Gallery Heist annex space 1036 Hyde st @ california- call gallery for hours) It was the first in our new kitten series, and the inspiration for our Lazer cats Kittenzilla mural on Divisiadero, next to the independent in San Francisco. More Kittens to come!

Zombi

"Composite Zombi" Mixed media on Panel, Ezra Li Eismont 2009

Many Thanks to Monk Daddy Romero for adding this one to his personal Collection.

Cubes

"Cubes" Acrylic on glass, Ezra LI Eismont 2009

Carsten

"Carsten" Acrylic on vintage photograph, Ezra Li Eismont 2010

School Daze

"School days" acrylic on vintage photograph, Ezra Li Eismont 2010

High Gate Madame 1

"High Gate Madame 1" Acrylic on vintage photograph, Ezra Li Eismont 2010

High Gate Madame 2

"High Gate Madame 2" Acrylic on vintage photograph, Ezra Li EIsmont 2010