A small mention of Mr Gallo in an interview by Patrick Hoelck, photographer/director:
WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO BECOME AN ARTIST?
I moved to NYC when I was young and started running with the downtown art scene. They would talk shit about entertainers and how unimaginative they were, coming from LA this was news to me. My friend, Vincent Gallo, would invite me to these dinners and gatherings to and sit listen in awe. I was a young fly on the wall collecting mental notes. I used to get laid a lot by borrowing their stories and metaphors and points of view.
WHO ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE ARTISTS?
The ones from those days Jean Michel Basquiat, Vincent Gallo, Francesco Clemente, Richard Serra. Of those I didn’t meet Jackson Pollock, Diego Velasquez, Ed Ruscha, the list could go for miles. I don’t know all of the names of artists nowadays, I just like movement. Damien Loeb is amazing, David Shadi Perez, Jose Parla and Richard Prince all have really interesting work I have seen recently.
If you want to read the whole interview, you can find it here: http://features.guerillaone.com/?p=163