Friends of Tom Lohre
Funtone USA is the official internet home of the Nelson Sullivan Video
Collection. Here you will find information about Nelson, his life in video,
exhibitions of his videos as well as your opportunity to view and to purchase
Nelson Sullivan videos.
Nelson Sullivan, March 1988
pencil on paper, 11" x 14", 1988
Nelson Sullivan was a video artist in New York City during the 1980’s.
He was ubiquitous on the downtown scene during that decade. Tom was a
good friend of his and painted his portrait as the master builder of the
pyramids. This drawing shows the fully developed big eyes portrait manner.
The likeness leans more towards turning the subject into a pixie, a race
of people who were not good enough for Heaven, than getting a likeness.