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      In the late 1970‘s while still at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, my best friend from college (Larry) was robbed in broad daylight near the Pratt Institute Campus.  He was standing outside his friends Brownstone.  Larry had been  speaking with his friend (Todd) who was holding a large kitchen knife in his hand (potentially a good weapon if the mentality was there). 

     Apparently two neighborhood locals came up and said they should give us your jewelry or else.   I believe I remember that Larry gave up his rolling rings and good watch.  After that, “We” being best friends were then off to live in Manhattan.   The next generation of Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorp - inseparable pals from Pratt Institute.

     These two drawings from 1979 were done in that first small NYC apartment we shared on Waverly Place. 

     This portrait of Larry as well the apartment interior are multiple views that were rotated as drawn.  Ultimately, I remember the goal being to create an overall drawing that was integrated as one good drawing and could also be viewed in any direction.    


“Larry & Apt 2-L”

Pencil on paper

8.5” x 11”

Lisa Dawn Gold © 1979