What this is...



This site is a sister to The Year of Magical Painting, the self-chronicling of my quest to become the preeminent American portrait painter of the 21st century.


The purpose of this site is to provide, with minimal commentary, images and prices of my Wall Street paintings. It contains almost the entire collection of my annotated paintings, listed in chronological order, excluding only the ones that are so bad I cannot bear to look at them.

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Something New

The first two volumes in my series titled "Saigon: Too Big To Fail" have gone up for sale on Amazon.  Visit my Author's Page here.

The covers look like this ...




My promo blurb reads ...

"The almost universal lack of prosecution of the individuals responsible for the worst financial crisis in almost a hundred years is both astonishing and not surprising at all," author Geoffrey Raymond says. "For those who share that frustration, 'Saigon: Too Big To Fail' is guaranteed to provide some catharsis."

Raymond, 61, an American writer and painter, is best known for his portraits of the movers and shakers of Washington and Wall Street. What makes his work unique is that after completing the paintings, he exhibits them al fresco - often in front of the New York Stock Exchange - and encourages passers-by to vent their feelings by grabbing a Sharpie and writing them on the surface of the painting itself. This annotation has been called everything from graffiti to community discourse to performance art to a "snapshot of history, with a focus on the financial crisis of 2008." 

"Saigon: Too Big To Fail" is a series of tongue-in-cheek mash-ups that drop bubble-era Wall Street smack into the middle of the Vietnam War, yielding illuminating and sometimes laugh-out-loud effects. The series explores everything from the rescue of Bear Stearns to the implosion of Lehman Brothers to the London Whale.

"The whole idea of being an artist is going where your mind takes you." Raymond explains. "My mind keeps taking me here. And besides, everybody knows that working on Wall Street is like going to war. I just put two and two together."

More to come.  Read the first one first.


Saturday, December 13, 2014

Substantial Discount on Your Favorite Painting!

Am raising capital to purchase an upstate studio, so I am offering ANY painting from the inventory below at either half price or $40,000, whichever is the greater amount.  If you are interested in a painting that costs less than 40K, contact me and we can discuss it.

This offer is valid until the first person purchases a painting.  After that the inventory returns to the regular prices.  So if you are interested I would suggest immediate action.


Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Existential Rage in the Workplace



This is one of my "map" paintings, all of which feature a title, a "black hole," and a red dot that indicates "You Are Here."  This one is a Zero Hedge painting but the idea is that you can insert your title of choice.  So if you work at JPMorgan now, or you used to work at Bear or SAC Capital -- just to pick two at random -- that becomes the title.  Or, if you like to fly the ZH flag, you are welcome to one like this.


It's an expression of existential rage -- something we all need to get off our chests every once in a while.  Particularly around the holidays.


These are actual paintings, not prints.  Because of this, the size and shape of the black hole varies quite a bit.  Each painting measures 2'x3'.  Larger sizes are available.  

The cost is $2,500.  I guarantee domestic delivery before Christmas or your money back.  I can also expedite for Hanukkah.  The price includes domestic delivery.  Inquire about international.  Paintings are shipped rolled, in a tube.  

My email is gvraymond@gmail.com

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The Annotated Paintings

Since 2007, starting with Rupert Murdoch's purchase of the Wall Street Journal, I've been painting the movers and shakers of Wall Street and Washington during controversial moments and, for the most part, standing in a public place and handing people Sharpies.  "Write anything you like," I'd tell them, "but don't write on the face."

The annotated paintings all measure 4'x5'.  The others have their dimensions listed.  

My prices are certainly negotiable (within a reasonable range), so don't hesitate to contact me to talk about them.  Commissioned works, annotated or not, are also open for discussion.



Portrait of Mathew Martoma, in the Manner of Roy Lichtenstein
Mixed media on canvas.  5'x5'
$45,000



Nightly Prayers (canvas size 2' x 4')
$27,500, frame included.
JPMorgan employees with an interesting story are eligible for a significant discount




Remembering Lehman
$75,000

























Black and White Ryan
$75,000




The Formerly Brilliant Dimon.
NA




Naked Greenspan (3' x 7')
First in a series
$75,000



Corzine: Naked, Short
$14,500




Corzine Agonistes
Sold

























Inverted Perry
$125,000
(Note:  disregard the color shift in this photo--the background is white)



Dismembering Volcker (3'x4')
$14,500




The American Worker
$75,000




Morgan: Well-Hedged 10-5-11 (3'x4')
$14,500




It's Even Worse in Europe (3'x4')
$14,500




Inverted Murdoch.
$115,000



Black and White Krugman.
$175,000




Portrait of Ayn Rand, annotated, among other places, in front of the premiere of the Atlas Shrugged movie.
SOLD




Portrait of former Met, legendary stock picker and Jim Cramer protege, Leonard "Nails" Dykstra, now facing 180 years in the clanger for bankruptcy fraud. Annotated exclusively through Dealbreaker.com, although I added the Mets 86 opening day roster in blue and Nails' career stats in orange. This piece is smaller than the usual annotated paintings, measuring an office-friendly 3' x 4'.
$14,500



Portrait of Alan Greenspan testifying before Congress.
SOLD




A reinterpretation of Picasso's "Dora and the Minotaur." This is a relatively small painting--a quick study for a larger work, actually. Hence the modest price.
$12,500




Completed on the second anniversary of the Lehman bankruptcy. Most of the annotations occurred in front of the offices of Sotheby's, which auctioned the Lehman collection on September 25th. Green pen for ex-Lehman people, black or blue for the general public, and red for annotations on auction day.
SOLD




Finished in July, 2010, this painting is second only to Eliot Spitzer in the total number of annotations (roughly 275). With its nod to Jean-Michel Basquiat, plus the controversial three nipples, it's an amazing piece.
SOLD




Annotated @ the 60 day mark of the BP oil spill.
$65,000




Painted in 2009 but annotated during the Spring/Summer of 2010.
$95,000




A horse of a somewhat different color. A study for a larger (as-yet-unpainted) work, it measures 30" by 60". You can also commission the larger piece, which should be stunning.
$24,000.




Annotated during the Spring of 2010. It is the third of a planned four-painting series on Richard Fuld.
$55,000




Painted as a twin to the Fuld painting. Also annotated in front of Lehman for the one year anniversary.
$125,000




Annotated in front of the old Lehman Bros. building exactly one year after the collapse of the firm.
SOLD




Annotated immediately following the Rolling Stone expose of Goldman Sachs. Spectacular painting.
$145,000




Annotated during the Summer of 2009.
SOLD




Annotated throughout the Spring of 2009, when the economy was at it's most troubled state.
Also a spectacular painting.
$225,000




Painted after Thain's resignation. Annotated by the painter. This canvas is small--2' x 2 1/2'
GIFT




Annotated during the initial Madoff inquiry.
$75,000




Annotated on Election Day, 2008, and immediately following.
$75,000




Annotated on Election Day, 2008, and immediately following.
$75,000




Annotated around Wall Street immediately following Greenspan's apology to Congress for his faith in a self-policing free market. Spectacular painting--one of the best.
SOLD




Annotated around Wall Street during the initial Government rescue plan.
SOLD




Annotated around Wall Street during the initial Government rescue plan.
SOLD




Annotated in front of AIG headquarters and around Wall Street during the AIG bail-out
$55,000




Annotated in front of the Lehman Brothers building during the collapse of Lehman. Lehman employees got green pens.
SOLD




Annotated during the Republican National Convention. Red for Republican; blue for Democrat; black for Independent
$135,000




Annotated during the Democratic National Convention. Red for Republican; blue for Democrat; black for Independent
SOLD




Annotated in front of the Bear Stearns building during the JPMorgan buy-out. Bear employees got red pens.
For sale by original buyer.  $125,000




First annotated in front of the NYSE the day Governor Spitzer resigned from office.
SOLD



Early Greenspan. Somewhere, hidden in the folds of his neck, is written "I slept with Hillary." Which still makes me smile.
SOLD




Early Bernanke.
SOLD




Bartiromo as the Virgin Mary.
SOLD




Painted @ 9/06, annotated in front of the Wall Street Journal's headquarters during the Murdoch take-over. WSJ employees in red. First annotated painting.
SOLD (but the owner may be willing to sell)