Geoffrey Raymond, Wall Street’s artist in-residence, who’s done everyone from Jimmy Cayne to Jamie Dimon to Lenny Dykstra to Ina Drew, put his paintbrush to the canvas over the weekend and came up with this: “Portrait of Mathew Martoma, In The Manner of Roy Lichtenstein,” which is apparently supposed to be an homage to “Drowning Girl.” As this one might become a collector’s item, and animals in formaldehyde aren’t going for what they used to, consider making him an offer tout de suite. Bidding starts at 10K.
Does anyone have anything they’d like to say to Jon Corzine but have had a difficult time getting in touch? You’re in luck. Geoffrey Raymond, the artist who’s done everyone from Jimmy Cayne, Dick Fuld, Alan Greenspan (collectively known as “The Greats”) to Lloyd Blankfein, Ben Bernanke and, most recently, Lenny Dykstra, has a new painting out. Titled “Corzine Agonistes,” it appears to be Raymond’s commentary on Corzine’s life post-MF Global, in which he develops eczema and gets a bowl cut. But it’s not finished without your help. Read more »
Geoffrey Raymond, Wall Street’s artist in-residence, has completed his latest: “Dykstra, Nailed.” Read more »
The last several years have not been the greatest in the life and times of Jim Cramer-endorsed investor Lenny K. Dykstra. The bumps are too numerous to mention in full but include: falling on money troubles so serious that he was no longer able to fly private, having his beloved mansion foreclosed on, leaving the place “pockmarked with torn up flooring, missing toilets and holes in the walls,” filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, living in his car, suing JPMorgan for “predatory lending practices,” dropping his suit against JPMorgan, invoking the ire of a hooker to whom he wrote a bad check, and being indicted on bankruptcy fraud and obstruction of justice charges. The latest setback, which could result in 80 years behind bars for LD, was pretty tough to take, as it will presumably make the timeline for his “comeback” a bit longer (although LD, bless his heart, says that not only is he “back” but that he’s worth hundreds of millions of dollars, at this moment in time). Rather than wallow in sadness, however, we decided to pull ourselves (and yourselves and LD) out of this emotional hole by celebrating the life of Nails. In portrait form. Read more »
Geoffrey Raymond, the artist who’s done everyone from Jimmy Cayne, Dick Fuld, Alan Greenspan (collectively known as “The Greats”) to Lloyd Blankfein and Ben Bernanke has a new painting out. It’s of Meredith Whitney and a bull, and here’s how Raymond describes it: “Surely you remember Picasso’s ‘Dora and the Minotaur’ from that art appreciation course you took back when, yes? Well I’ve reinterpreted this classic, bending it to serve his own twisted agenda. The result? ‘Meredith Whitney Grapples with the Next Big Prediction.'” The portrait is available for you to buy and hang over your mantle (best offer over $3,500 takes it home) and you can see it here: Read more »
Geoffrey Raymond, the greatest artist of our time, will be displaying his latest masterpiece tomorrow behind Goldman Sachs (near the service entrance?) and Wednesday at the NYSE. For those of you who’ve got something to get off your chests, the rules are as follows: blue pens for Dems, red pens for Repubs, invisible ink for Ron Paul supporters.
If you walk by Bear Stearns Madison Avenue headquarters tomorrow, you might catch a glimpse of former chief executive Jimmy Cayne on the street.
Unfortunately, we’re not privy to Cayne’s personal schedule. Rather, we know that Geoffrey Raymond, Wall Street’s most important artist, will be displaying his latest masterpiece, a portrait of Cayne, outside the headquarters at 383 Madison. He’ll be asking people passing by to annotate the painting with their thoughts about Bear Stearns and its former leadership.
In the past, Raymond has created similar portraits of Lloyd Blankfein, James Cramer (twice), Eliot Spitzer and Erin Burnett. He first came to DealBreaker’s attention when he appeared outside of the New York Stock Exchange with a portrait of former NYSE head Dick Grasso.
Earlier: Our previous commentary on Raymond’s paintings.
Elsewhere: Raymond’s personal website, The Year of Magical Painting.