Quick Q & A with Scooter Laforge Part 1

by Accidental Bear

Accidental B. Do you consider yourself a “street artist” ? I see so much crap art around these days with so much emphasis put on the framing and not what in the frame.

Scooter “I DON’T CONSIDER MYSELF A STREET ARTIST… MY PAINTINGS HAVE LAYERS AND LAYERS OF WORK… USUALLY STREET ART IS VERY HURRIED AND QUICK… I WORK ON PAINTINGS FOR MONTHS AND MONTHS AND SOMETIMES YEARS! I LOVE STREET ART, THOUGH, AND CAREFUL OBSERVATION WOULD FIND SOME WHEAT PASTES IN NYC THAT ARE PURE ME. ”

Accidental B. How do you feel about the art a happening around you in NYC? Is there any other place in the world you would like to spend time doing art for inspiration?

Scooter ” THE ART WORLD HERE IN NYC IS ALIVE AGAIN. ALL MY FRIENDS ARE ARTIST OR PEOPLE WHO LOVE ART AND ARE VERY PRODUCTIVE. WE DO LOTS OF COLLABORATIONS. I HANG OUT WITH PHOTOGRAPHERS AND SINGERS AND WRITERS AND DANCERS GARBAGE MEN AND COMPUTER GEEKS AND CLUB KIDS. I HAVE AN ART STUDIO ON BROADWAY AND CANAL AND HAVE VISITORS ALMOST EVERY DAY. I REALLY DON’T BELIEVE THERE IS ANY OTHER PLACE IN THE WORLD THAT I COULD DO WHAT I DO. I HAVE BEEN PAINTING FOR MANY YEARS, BUT, MY CAREER DID NOT TAKE OFF UNTIL I MOVED HERE FROM SAN FRANCISCO. I LOVE SAN FRANCISCO THERE IS NOT OTHER MAGICAL PLACE LIKE IT IN THE WORLD. “

2 Comments to “Quick Q & A with Scooter Laforge Part 1”

  1. Two of my favorite things: this site & scooter!

    One question:

    WHY IS SCOOTER YELLING?

    Very unlike him, but I know he feels very strongly about the dynamic art scene that is NY.

    As always thanks for the great post!

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