I met Herbert Baglione in 2001. Here's a photo the artist took of us at dinner with Os Gemeos, Lost Art, and Doze Green back then. I remember Herbert didn't really speak English, but he smirked a lot. I also remember him being pretty excited to be in New York City. America was new to him. Fast forward eight years. Herbert's beautiful work has been exhibited all over the world. More people are enjoying and learning about his art and him. I've been watching his career blow up and it couldn't have happened to a more talented artist.
If you haven't already done so and you're in the Bay Area, be sure to check out Herbert's new show, "The Dark Wave" at Fifty24SF Gallery!