H.D. was in the Air Force in 1956. He told me that they went from
New Jersey to France and got chased out by Charles de Gaulle,
somehow later ending up at the Bay of Pigs in Cuba.
He had an insurance business in the 60’s, then later a restaurant.
Then he was a car dealer. He told me that 40 years ago he worked
with the DEA and the FBI, helping them fraudulently put certain
dealerships out of business for the “Big 3” automakers. He said the
system was very corrupt. At one point, he had 32 cars stolen from
his dealership, but couldn’t get the police to do anything about it.
In February 2009 I was displaying at an art show entitled “Change
Now.” I showed two photographs of H.D. placed next to each other.
One showed how he really looked (the parolee portrait here), while
the other was him, clean-shaven in my Versace suit. Everyone
thought that I had “dressed down” the CEO of a big company
to make a statement about the economy. Funny how they got it
backwards. as of 2014 H.D. was off parole. I randomly saw him and Howard at the recycling place and we took a photo together.
- © 2014 patrick rogers, pat rogers studios
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