Rick Prol Studio Visit
James Kalm visits some of the artsy sites on West 11th Street before dropping in spontaneously on Rick Prol. Prol has been a controversial long time presence on the New York painting scene. Coming to prominence during the ascension of the East Village, he maintained a studio/gallery on East 6th Street a stones throw from the original Pat Hearn Gallery for decades. In his involvements hes seen the tragic culmination of the EV community close up and personal, having worked with Jean-Michel Basquiat Despite the challenges, hes maintained his artistic practice, as well a serious commitment to music and poetry.