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Friday, April 23, 2010

The Artist Michael Tetherow, 1986

Michael Tetherow 1986 Tribecca
copyright Peter Bellamy 2010

Michael Thetherow's brother contacted me to tell me of Michael’s death. He wanted to have my portrait represent his presence at the memorial.  When I photographed Michael his loft was freezing cold and he lived in a plastic tent in the center, which was the only area of warmth.  Michael suffered from rheumatoid arthritis.  The loft wars had been going on for sometime and many artists lived with out the benefit of heat or hot water.  I understand that toward the end of his life he lived and painted entirely outdoors, seldom seeking shelter.

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