Steven Parrino (1958-2005) was part of the downtown NYC art scene during the eighties and nineties—a time when painting was declared 'dead'—so, he decided to practice in some necrophilia. One of my favorite artists, Parrino's life was cut short on New Years Eve, 2005 when he lost control of his motorcycle on his way home from a party.
Gagosian uptown (980 Madison—accross from The Whitney), has an awesome show up currently which has been extended until this Wed... I highly recommend it—Parrino was a very important artist of his generation who's influence is felt today.
Spin Out Vortex 2, 2000