Coffee Cup Portraits

Coffee Cup Portraits available as prints – email for sizes and info. And of course, custom Coffee Cups painted on commission. Your cup or mine? Seriously B.Y.O.C. or I have some old school Greek diner cups for those of you in need.

This series of small portraits is part of an on-going project created in conjunction with the Acker Awards in New York City since 2016. The Acker Awards celebrate cultural leaders and persons of import to the history of New York and San Francisco and Toronto – and especially the Lower East Side and its underground scene. Social unrest thrived in the LES and these people fought for justice with their art, their politics, and their lives. It’s up to the members of a community to celebrate their history and remember their roots.

The crushed coffee cups seen by the curb at every corner of the city are a relative sliver of the daily detritus cast into the streets of the city by the teeming throng of humans stampeding in every direction. A perfect canvas, in other words, for portraits of New Yorkers.