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.


  1. It would be nice if you could send me my painting, this is getting ridiculous.

    1. Oh and to anyone considering Buying something from Geoff, I bought a painting 7 years ago that I haven't gotten yet, and have been adamantly trying to get since Sept 2014, yet he can't mail it, despite multiple emails saying he would. He also took an advance for a 2nd painting and hasn't delivered that either. So keep that in mind.