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Artie Romero Is Our Featured Artist For
August 1997

In 1973, Frank M. Robinson wrote a short story titled "Downhill All The Way" about his encounter with dishonesty in the Haight of the late Sixties. My friend Rick Berry was planning to illustrate it. Richard didn't get around to it for a while, so I picked it up and knocked out this tempera painting in about two weeks. In Touch magazine published it in the summer of '74. The original is 8.5 x 11" on masonite. It's actually two panels joined together at the top of the dark grey field, which is heavy graphite.