World famous actors, the Major League Baseball Fan Cave, New York Yankees, international travel, big screen action, star-studded charity events — all of this and more made 2012 a banner year.
While overseas with Erin, I found Shanghai inspiring… here is an ink drawing of the Peace Hotel lobby.
Getting to work, I completed the Flag House Trilogy with Berry’s Favorite Place.
The next canvas completed in 2012 — Bill The Butcher Day Lewis.
My year of the celebrity, political/financial luminary Mike Bloomberg found his way onto a skate deck.
Meanwhile, the California HS Class of talented artist and teacher Lora Sanders was busy creating their own Borbay style paintings.
Next up was another Kick Ass Actor, Adam Kesher Theroux from Mulholland Drive.
David Dean over at the Serial Optimist posted this Q&A with Borbay (while I detest third person narrative, the rhyme was too attractive to bypass).
In March, I joined a talented group of artists to show in Big Lobby Art at Openhouse Gallery.
Ondareal shot this excellent video of the evening.
DNAinfo also found Big Lobby Art worthy of note.
Spring sprung and I hit Central Park for a double feature.
Things got streaming…
And shortly thereafter, I was selected to showcase prints of my work at the Major League Baseball Fan Cave downtown Manhattan.
Here is a preview of the prints created at Gotham Imaging.
Complex covered the Fan Cave showing…
Following a chance encounter in Las Vegas, I was commissioned to paint the Paulding County Carnegie Library.
The Paulding County Progress penned this feature about this painting and the story behind it.
After 45 furious minutes of live painting during Broadway Bares, we were brought on stage at Planet Hollywood to live auction our works…
The Gazillionaire roused the crowd as the bidding steadily rose…
And the winner? Entertainer extraordinaire Carson Kressley.
If you have a dozen minutes to kill, this video is pretty exciting.
Following the stage, we hit Surrender VIP style for a night of painting goodness… and thus, another Vegas trip was in the books.
The Vegas crew… Lankin, Borbay and Zepeda.
In preparation for the official Guggenheim #4, I created this black and white picture to play with greyscale.
Up next was Johnny Stecchino, as portrayed by Roberto Benigni.
Getting back to my location painting roots, I was commissioned to create this Chrysler at Twilight picture.
Twas featured by Curbed.
Once a runner… Fred Lebow, painted during a controversial year for the NYRR.
New York Runner magazine published this profile complementing the Lebow painting.
A fine press hit… this interview with BBC.
I was able to put my beef aside as a lifelong Mets fan to paint Robinson Cano…
Then presented the paintings to the superstars on the field at a Trenton Thunder game, on behalf of the MVP Foundation.
Cano and Robertson graciously co-signed an edition of prints to benefit the charity.
Stepping away from the easel, I created the Contemporary Art Pricing Guide to share my thoughts on the independent art market.
Love me a fine bungalow.
A commissioned portrait of Simon Fredricks, which now resides in Jamaica.
And then there was Bill.
This painting was created to benefit Birdies For Breast Cancer… it was a wonderful event. There I met many interesting people…
It’s not so much me, as it is Roenick.
This picture was painted live in front of a studio audience.
In October, I created my yearly film… this one featuring Paul Zepeda… fellow artist, friend and rising art star.
Continuing on the Kick Ass path, Uma from Kill Bill.
Thumbs up, courtesy of Han Lee.
No year is complete without Morgan Freeman from Se7en.
Things are already heating up for the show… Trend Hunter got in on the action…
So did Sweet Station…
And DNAinfo… all getting in on Kick Ass.
Unfortunately, it appears Erin and me got closer to the Cup than any NHL players will this season (thank you Jim, thank you Mike)…
Here’s to a banner 2013, thank you one and all for making 2012 my best year by far.
2013 is going to be glorious. Love to all.
— BORBAY (@borbay) December 28, 2012