JONATHAN LEVINE 1986
I met Jonathan LeVine in 1986 when we were teenagers. I had left high school early (“dropping out” has such negative connotations) to go on a nationwide tour as the roadie for 7 Seconds. We stayed with him and his mom after playing City Gardens in Trenton, NJ. I saw him again for the first time since then last week at his beautiful gallery in Manhattan. He’s just as cool as he was then. Whatever any of my art school friends might think one way or another of Jonathan’s aesthetic, his story is a truly inspiring one of a self made guy who followed his vision and made it to the big time by being honest, friendly and true to himself while helping a lot of really awesome artists make a good living along the way I might add. You can’t really f—k with that.
Plus he has a Teletubby suit and he’s not afraid to wear it. You can f—k with that but I’d suggest you choose not to.