Angel Ortiz, LA II is one of the most accomplished and internationally famous Puerto Rican artists the Lower East Side has ever produced. His work has been exhibited in numerous major museums and is in both public and private collections- all over the world. His work is featured in important books. One problem is his name is often left out of the credits.
I think this link explains the story- in part- identity theft and corruption- at the highest levels of the art world-
Angel came to me last night- Now his situation is even more tragic-because of economic pressures- he has been physically assaulted, robbed, forced out of his apartment and is homeless. His front bridge was taken and thrown away- he suffered a cut lip as well as a black eye.
Yesterday NYC had record rain fall- LA showed up soaking wet- all he was wearing was sweat pants- sneakers- no cell phone-
the situation has become desperate and could end up tragic-
NYC has become the city of the great divide- those who have and those who have not- – since being mayor- Bloomberg wealth has gone from 7 1/2 billion to over 15 billion- and we are losing our fire protection and school kids are having their metro cards taken away- the best of times and the worst of times- for many people in America- this is the 2nd Great Depression….