Home of Michael Alltop - Montclair, NJ
Michael Alltop, who visited the FUSE gallery show in NYC, bought
this piece via mailorder after finding that his faves at FUSE were
already snapped up by the time he was able to see the show.
Michael owns the print shown here, West Bank Taxi Ride,
and is seen here with it proudly displayed
in his Montclair, NJ apartment.
Alltop has worked as Assistant Artistic Dir. of Theatreworks/USA,
the largest not-for-profit producer of original works for young
audiences. He acts as Literary Manager of all plays and musicals
submitted to Theatreworks, aids in development of new projects,
and assists in casting 40+ projects per year. Michael's current
projects include Strange
News From Another Planet, a theatrical work which made
it's debut at the New York Fringe Festival '03.
Also of interest: one of Mark Mothersbaugh's Homefront Invasion!
tour images was licensed to use for promotion of Strange
News From Another Planet.
Michael comments on why he was drawn to this particular Mothersbaugh
"I like the mystery of destination -where
are they going? It appears that the central figure is being coerced
into going somewhere against his or her will. The cowl is a type
of blindfold, while the other two stare intently out the window.
piece complements the other two works on this wall: an original
1933 Roualt litho from the Miserere
series & a modern-ish Mexican icon of Mary & Jesus...thematically
they link up (I infer at least a passing reference to religious
conflict in "West Bank Taxi Ride"), in addition to the
fact that they focus on a stylization of the human face."
Thanks for supporting the Homefront Invasion, Michael! We hope Mark's
postcard diary print will
bring you and your guests fodder for positive mutations for years