Darlene/Maury had a troubling childhood with many low lights even too sordid to be listed here which left him/her with two distinct personalities that over the trying years that followed have risen to comprise the dominate aspects of his/her nature Darlene is as laid back as Maury is demanding, as sweet as he is savory, as fluffy as he is a rock solid poster boy for the bagel slang word Concrete Donut. They are made for each other, a completely inseparable sum of their parts, and decidedly delicious!
Darlene/Maury is just one in a whole series of Marcoart Plush-collect the whole set!
Peter Marco AKA Marco and MARCOART his brand of POP ART is as NEW YORK as a YELLOW CAB, and a Hot Dog in fact Marco created DOG EAT DOG one of his signature Word Plays way back in 1989 in the Lower East Side, a neighborhood which he LITERALLY put on the MAP though his Pioneering efforts working with the Lower East Side Business Improvement District and opening one of the first Gallery Boutiques in that NYC Neighborhood way back in 1992 decades before it became HIP or there were any trendy restaurants, bars, high end boutiques and hair salons. Once Marco realized
that he had inadvertently created a monster and the once affordable, unassuming Lower East Side was well on its way to becoming the Gentrified Bastion of Hipster Downtown Chic that it is so pretentiously proud to be today, he took his show on the road-LITERALLY-and created the Gallery Boutique on Wheels better known as the MARCOART MOBILE and proceeded to sell his art curbside on weekends in SOHO not far from where he first started selling his canvases on the corner of Prince and Greene Streets, while building up his international Licensing and Gallery business during the week, MARCOART is on the best selling Swatch Watch of All time, had it's own KIOSK in the Famed now shuttered NYC legendary Toy Emporium FAO Schwarz, has been featured on MTV, and recently in a solo show at the Prestigious POP International Gallery on Bowery
and will be showcased in Miami in November for Art Basel. Now that Marco's POP Art Business is booming and all the back-stabbing parasites who tried to take advantage of his good nature have withered in the light of Marco's hard won and well-deserved success, the scope of MARCOART is now expanding from the visual arts to include motion pictures and animation, while Marco's Company in Japan is hard at work
producing an MARCOART animated series, Marco, through his Production Company, Snug Dog Films, has just completed BYHAE: Viva Lonz Vargas, a feature length Comedy film that Marco; Wrote, Directed, Starred in, and Edited The aim of Snug Dog Films is to tickle the funny bone while revealing truths about culture and society...at Snug Dog, the journey is always as or more important than the end product... this is especially
prescient if this "Journey" is LIFE the end product of which is well...THE END...In keeping with this analogy; between the opening titles and the closing credits our existence plays out in a myriad of scenes, some funny, some tragic, with a diverse
and often unexpected cast of characters interacting, acting and reacting, adding, subtracting, dividing and always multiplying, driven by competing, complimentary, and
conflicting ideologies...amidst this chaos Snug Dog sits gnawing the chew toy of life in all of it's abundant splendor, reveling it's hypocrisies, ironies, and above all it's beauty, and maybe, just maybe, capturing a bit of it on film for posterity, and of course, your viewing pleasure.
No living POP Artist today has the range and scope of Marco, leading many to call him the Andy Warhol of the 21st Century and certain fans to call him the MESSIAH of POP ART and while Marco is not so MONOTHEISTIC, in the Pantheon of POP Art, it's undeniable that MARCOART is a GOD.