Thursday, August 20, 2009

See music

He paints music, living music, feeling music. U2, the Chili Peppers, Beethoven, Jimmy Hendrix, Maria Callas...

His story has drama. He was a Uruguayan banker working in Argentina who one day suddenly realized that he was living a life that he hated. So he threw out his suit, put on his bandana and became a painter.

Of course a lot of things happened to him in Argentina before he relocated to New York where his final transformation occurred. In New York the past didn't matter and there he savored the life he wanted, with his music, his woman and his art. And what a great life he got! One hundred percent Art, the quintessential artist, a bohemian life full of adrenaline, late nights meeting hundreds of people, recognition, selling many, many of his paintings... Great Commisions! …... Manhattan was his place in the world.

Who is he? His name is Gonzalo Papantonakis.


  1. I really look out to your posts! I am learning zo much! I adore your writing texts about all kind of artists!
    Go on like this please! It's so interesting!


  2. Dear Greet, we like to write about interesting people! And talented as well.
    Thanks for your support!

  3. hi Chukker! it's wonderful to see Buenos Aires through your eyes! thanks for stopping by my blog and for your lovely comments.
    {we live in the coastal Patagonia, in Comodoro Rivadavia} have a wonderful weekend!

  4. Dear Caroline, we love Patagonia!
    Thnaks for your comments

  5. Cheers! I am so into The Chukker!
    I always look around, me encanta, Je aime le blog, it's so cool, magnifique! Ayy!! I am getting confussed with so many languagues!!! haha
    I only know that your blog is very inspiring for me. Merci beaucoup for showing Papantonakis paintings!!

  6. Dear Chavy: your comments are always extremely funny

  7. A Uruguayan banker with a Greek-sounding name who was working in Argentina and then moved to New York.... you don't get more cosmopolitan than that!


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