A bankrupt art dealer’s Trump Tower apartment was set on fire and the dealer was found dead inside. I will once again go out on a limb here and speculate: this was a ritual suicide. The guy set the place on fire and killed himself. It was in the middle of the day so he wasn’t caught in bed in a fire. Of course, liberals are screaming again at how heartless Trump is and all this is his own fault.
This is very tiresome. If this man committed suicide, he did it in such a way that he endangered many people. Some people are understandably upset that they were not told immediately to evacuate during the fire. This is an important issue, indeed. I am against these super high rise towers, I once worked right next to the Empire State Building and was on one of the higher floors and it was a solid building unlike 99.9% of all modern towers.
Brassner and Warhol conducted several sales together of the artist’s famed pop-art, including a 1967 self-portrait that went for $601,000 in 2007.
I lived in NYC and ran in the art circles way back when Warhol ruled the Manhattan roost. I made fun of his fake art frequently. But it seems enough people with money would buy junk so bon appetit, I say.
Brassner also owned a 1978 Marilyn Monroe print by Warhol that the artist inscribed ‘to Todd.’
And…they were gay men involved in that community which is very strong in Manhattan. Ordinary families can’t easily afford to live in Manhattan but people with no children and who are celebrities certainly can do this but even for them, it is very expensive and difficult if one has financial difficulties.
However, Brassner had filed for bankrupcy in 2015 after dealing with a series of issues that caused him to fall in arrears on his mortgage.
He was also at the age when one can’t do pick-ups anymore unless one has tons of money. This is a cruel, cruel world. The celebrity world is vicious and cold hearted. Right now, it is roiled with hatred, fury and anxiety especially aiming all this at Trump.
So this latest event has the mainstream media returning to screaming at Trump as if this is all his fault, not the hazards of living the high life, literally.
The New York Times has nothing today about this which is astonishing to me but the ‘low class, on the street’ news rag, the New York Post, has Details on Trump Tower fire victim emerge:
But Brassner struggled financially in recent years and filed for bankruptcy, according to court records. “He liked fine dining and the best things in life and I think his expenses got ahead of him,” a friend of his told The Post.
He lived the high life in Manhattan which is hideously expensive. Instead of planning ahead, he ran riot, hit the financial brick wall and instead of changing with circumstances, he simply continued onwards as if nothing changed.
Brassner’s family had supported him financially for years, but debt and failing health plagued him in recent years.
The Dionysian lifestyle of hipsters is a dead end. If they don’t cease that destructive lifestyle, they die young. This is why most older people are conservatives: the liberal, wild life ones all die off by age 70.
It noted that for the past few years “he has been plagued with debilitating medical problems that have made it difficult for him to function.”
Brassner’s apartment and art collection turned out to be valuable nest eggs, the court filing showed: “The apartment is worth multiples of the secured debt against it.’’ It added his father had left Brassner a “substantial inheritance.’’
It appears to me that he went insane, but I have no proof. It is just that the hip lifestyle is also rather self-destructive. If you love art that is ugly, hateful and destructive, one will end up the same. I call this ‘eating a dinner you cook for yourself and it is poison.’
Andy Warhol, close friend of the dead art dealer, died quite young, too. He had surgery and then died. The NYC art community was hammered by AIDS, it was the first US community to be hit by AIDS. I knew some of the very first victims.
The problem with living in a wild sex scene is obvious: diseases run rampant not to mention all the hysteria and flashing of flesh. The art at the New York Academy of Art.founded by Warhol is rather conservative modernism.
I went to today’s postings (most of which are in the last month, it is a low use page) and quite a few during the last week have been accusations of sexual harassment there. HAHAHA. Liberal warfare rages onwards!
The art scene in Manhattan was always all about sex. I was part of it. I had many friends and acquantinces back during the Warhol days. Everyone wanted to party nonstop!
Well, some of us grew up and stopped the self-destruction cycles. The numbers of dead littered the landscape. The sense of nihilism is the ruling cultural force back when I was part of the arts business. This usually ends badly for believers who want nihilism.