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SPEED PASTE ROBOT
AKA
STEVEN SOLOMON

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ERASURE COLLECTION NUMBER FIVE
all work shipped framed and accompanied by stickers

The album is a container.
Inside: words, glue, splatters.
Erasers and erasures.
erase, err, sure, era

brag
BRAG

comic book ad layers + activating decorative
spatial markers and cancelled attempts at creating order.
oh well.

11" x 14" $225

cough monkey
COUGH MONKEY

that monkey, that pizza.
"how did you spend the pandemic dad?"

11" x 14" $225

ERASE OBJECT
ERASE OBJECT

upon awakening can't remember that great joke
you told me in that dream

11" x 14" $225

EXILE ONLY 25 CENTS
EXILE ONLY 25¢

dunce caps, missing countries, I'm for libraries
but can't liberate

11" x 14" $225

GREEN YELLY
GREEN YELLY

ANOTHER YELLLLLLY painting
why, why, why

11" x 14" $225

HALLEL KALEL
HALLEL KAL-EL

gentlemen, krypton is exploding
but, still, gratitude as we ensure that Beppo
the super-monkey, is safely placed in an escape rocket

11" x 14" $225

SIDE TWO:

POETS DIRT BLUE
POET'S DIRT: BLUE

"not dirty, just dirt"
I told you already.

11" x 14" $225

POETS DIRT SCRAWL
POET'S DIRT: SCRAWL

red and yellow marks
despite all the amputations

11" x 14" $225

POETS DIRT SPLOTCH
POET'S DIRT: SPLOTCH

the vodka of absent friends, unsmoked cigarettes

11" x 14" $225

SALAMI = LIFE
SALAMI = LIFE

it's easy enough to tell what is wrong
that's not what I wanna hear all night long

11" x 14" $225

SUITMATION
SUITMATION

godzilla meant everything
and long division didn't mean shit
and that's just the way it was with me.

11" x 14" $225

WHOOPS
WHOOPS

hotel beautiful flowers, that's
the reason I moved to Megalopolis
this one is dedicated to Richard The Ontological Hysteric Teacher

11" x 14" $225

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ERASER FIVE
(photos of pages in books,
shall be gently razored out for shipping)

get out of here
get out of here

a personal and perennial prayer

8.3" x 11.4" $99

le bus direct
le bus direct

I found a pile of used mini Tide boxes right after
quitting my old job and this sketchbook
smells extra clean. Bonus: pink paint FTW.

8.3" x 11.4" $99

missing books
missing books

no way am I gonna stumble on Italo Svevo when he's
hidden on your digital device. alas.

8.3" x 11.4" $99

poets coffee
poets coffee

remind me to tell you the Secret Origin Of Cafe Cino

8.3" x 11.4" $99

return 2 sanity
return 2 sanity

erasurezzzz for allll my friennnndds

8.3" x 11.4" $99

ur a dick

and ur a

yet another unforgettable goodbye and good luck

8.3" x 11.4" $99

yelly pink blue
yelly pink blue

“It’s like a bloody circus in here.”
This Muji riff on Yelly is a demo cassette. Pink fingerprints!

8.3" x 11.4" $99

zero zero
zero zero

completely wishy washy zero meaningless

8.3" x 11.4"  $99

pet monk
pet monk

raw components, simple and plain elements
figure marks + text

10" x 7"  $75

ERASURE COLLECTION NUMBER FIVE + ERASER 5
all available at my online store
all work shipped framed

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September Salute, friends.

priority box with paintings

Kicking off September with a Priority Mail Box Event.
THIS OFFER ENDS MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14TH

Domestic Priority Mail Flat Rate cardboard boxes are a
perfect fit for Speed Paste Robot paintings. For any orders
of 11" x 14" or smaller through September 14th, I will add
one complimentary tshirt per order plus as many examples of
Speed Paste Robot stickers as I can physically stuff into
these things.

Shirts Include:
- The Read Me shirt with nifty Wayfarers/SPR
logo teamup on the back
- You Shall Not Oppress A Stranger
-Minimalist mini SPR logo designs

No promises--supplies are limited--but if you request
a specific design I will do my best to honor that.

Here's the new set.
All 11" x 14"
acrylic, pencil, ink, crayon, print outs, mixed media on bristol paper
All ship with a standard wood and plexiglass frame

box with painting

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poets dirt yellow
poets dirt: yellow


poets dirt red

poets dirt: red

I once heard someone say of a writer's rooms:
"He doesn't mind a bit of dust in the place...
There's all the difference in the world between
vile dirt and poet's dirt."

$225 yellow
red: sold

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plain old handwash

plain old handwash

"Plain old nothing" refers to the
glorious ordinary, or the ordinary in all of its glory.

Samples and cut-ups this time include comic book ad text, my
last solo show catalog and, of course the hebrew prayer for
the washing of the hands
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$225

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fury

fury

fury. person.
Kurt Schwitters meets Salman Rushdie on a bad Groundhog Day.

$225

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washy

washy wishy

A more minimalist Robot, with notebook lines,
ink splatters and rhythm.
Without rules to break, everything just becomes wishy washy.
Or, in this case, washy. Or wishy.

sold

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shit monkey mind

shit monkey mind

Yellow paint swooshes, pet monkey mind
sounds and comic book ad prank cut-ups mixed in.

The utterly distracted mind is a field in which to play,
albeit fitfully. Also: yes, I always loved that first
Velvets album cover. Why do you ask?

$225

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liza and me

Thanks to Liza Velez model and sticker fanatic.
Photo credit: her dad Marcelo Velez

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August 2020:

Muji pulp sketchbooks are the best sketchbooks.
They are the Archie Digest size
compliment to the Flirting Scholar 6 foot scrolls.

As a friend said about that digest format,
they were intimate and belonged to you in a way that even
regular comics didn't. 


In Beforetimes I would "travel" with these books and work anywhere.
As of Summer 2020, "anywhere" means my kitchen table or my work table.

I still love working in these books.
I will razor out these pages, stick them in a frame and mail them to you.

The MATH shirts: they were one off designs, so not currently available.
I am pondering a version of this as the next Custom Ink project.
Want one? Let me know.

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monkey I N G
(SKETCHBOOK)
notebook lines, monkey marks, intimations of coffee cup stains
c 8.3" x 11.4"


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MATH will sketch

MATH WILL TEAR US APART
part 5 zillion

(SKETCHBOOK)
8.3" x 11.4"

archival paper is for sissies.
I will razor out these pages, stick them in a frame
and mail them to you

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math will shirt

MATH WILL TEAR US APART
shirt concept

my genius screenprinter friend and I were working
on a design gig and after several attempts to put this
on a screen, we were like, what the fuck,
why not just finger paint this directly on the shirt

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math anx shirt

MATH ANXIETY WILL TEAR US APART
shirt concept

if you scored 800 in verbal and 400 in math SATs,
this version of the design is for you

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ray rats

ray, rats
(SKETCHBOOK)
5.8"
x 8.3"

bus ride dumpsters shaking with rodents memories

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zero

zero
(SKETCHBOOK)
5.8"
x 8.3"

layer, marks, obstacles

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omlet scratchy

omlet soul tix scratchy
(SKETCHBOOK)
5.8"
x 8.3"

sometimes just ink glue and paper are enough

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omlet bus

OMLETS BUS TICKET SOUL TRAIN
(SKETCHBOOK)
11.4"
x 8.3"

this portion is not a ticket

sold

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omlets and

OMLETS AND
(SKETCHBOOK)
11.4"
x 8.3"

I don't care about your tasting menu but my heart aches
for the all day breakfast special

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bodega

bodega, soda
(SKETCHBOOK)
11.4"
x 8.3"

it looks like there are worse things than sugar water.

 

yelly

yelly
(SKETCHBOOK)
"it's like a bloody circus in here!"

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omlet

OMLET (detail)
paint on paper 11" x 24"

making omlets and watching soul train, that's
what it's all about.

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bus tix deet

BUS TICKET (detail)
paint on paper 11" x 24"

extraordinary circumstances seemed to apply on
almost all of these chinatown bus trips.
right now, taking a bus trip would feel like getting
a first class 1983 trip on the Concorde with
bottomless coffee cups of pet nat in the smoking section.

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orphans deet

ORPHANS of POETRY CITY (detail)
paint on paper 11" x 24"

A word picture straight from my tent to yours.

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damnit phil

damnit, phil
paint on paper 11" x 14"
I Paint What I See Part 5,000

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a close-up:

phil deet


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monkey shit praise
paint on paper 11" x 14"
here we are on this ball of mud circling the sun with
our pencils, notebooks and everything.

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monkey detail, primate people:

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gimme a refund

GIMME A REFUND
paint on paper 11" x 14"
reckless white acrylic is like cotton candy.

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here's a deet:

detail


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Speaking of liner notes:
Here's the liner notes/program from READ ME,
my painting exhibit at Wayfarers,
from the pre-pandemic era.
Prints out onto one sheet of paper,if you are into that sort of thing
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read me detail with ladder

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TO DESTROY A LIFE IS TO DESTROY A WORLD
benefit tshirt
Buy now $18, 100% of my cut donated to Campaign Zero

July update: Campaign is over, shirt raised over $1,250.
Shirts should be delivered by July 14th.

shirt
More info on this design,
sources and project here

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cough deet
COUGH (detail)
Renouncing Oscar Madisonhood forever, alas
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know nothing detail
KNOW NOTHING (detail)
Red Titano, the prayer regarding washing the hands,
other stuff.
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jokes deet
THESE JOKES ARE SHIT (detail)
Notebook lines in a world gone mad.
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vs deet
VS grey dots (detail)
All I see/Is little dots
(and Curt Swan Clark Kent Metallo, as always)
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am dj voice
AM DJ VOICE
yes... I'll use this mask
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sketchbook word balloon
SKETCHBOOK: word balloon
Exalted, splattered, new boots.
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ss blue benday self portrait

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