MTV Book

In 1994, two friends, Marc Chiat and Marshal Weber, and I had an idea for a hip, fast paced, reality television show for MTV aimed at educating the public about contemporary art. This was the second hand-painted book, the Whitney being the first, each page illustrates a segment describing content for the show. Marc, owner of Red Dog Films, is both an amazing Film maker and painter, and grew up around so much art that it is in his blood. We had such a clear vision for this idea, I took it to CAA Talent agency in Los Angeles. I was able to show it to Michael Ovitz, who in turn assigned me an agent as we began the process to make the television show. After numerous meetings, signs of encouragement and quite a bit of dinners and apple pie, nothing ever came of it. Today bad reality tv shows dominate our culture. It is a shame, this could have been one of the pioneering starts to going in an intelligent direction. And could have educated a blind, confused public about what is really going on in the ever Mysterious Art world.