I’d just traded in my Commodore Amiga for a APPLE IIe where WOW I could now paint with a few hundred colors instead of just 64! Then the phone rang. (all nine digits rotary . . . brrrrrinnnng!)
“Hey Dimon, what’s up with the surprise party at McDonalds? We can do it, but I have a “Jeu de Pomme” court later at The Athletic Club so, Bettie and I might have to skedaddle early . . . “
I was thrilled to hear that my premiere collector, recently quoted for an article on digital art in Forbes Magazine, would rearrange his schedule for my husband’s surprise 30th birthday bash at McDonald’s! Now the only question remaining was from the staff: “Seriously Ms. Dimon, how old ARE the children?”
Around noon on the day in question I detoured my beloved into McD’s on Sixth Avenue. Our delightful young hostess, studying for a medical degree at Barnard, led us in such challenging games as “paste the animals on the farm” where given the flirtatious, bestial behavior of a few less-evolved brethren, she felt compelled to take a very Gestapo-like approach, “No, zee cow cannot make zee love in zee behind with zee pig!”
After a gourmet meal of Big Macs, we left to play pool and drink beer all afternoon at Julian’s on 14th Street. My husband had reached a new maturity.
I couldn’t wait to get home to my new Mac. Something new was in the air.
1. “What Am I Offered For This Floppy Disk?,” 1990, Forbes Magazine
BRUSH IN BOX [1997, digital painting on cibachrome, 48"x60" DIGITAL PAINTINGS]