MCA DAY 2016 Artist Andy Katz

This next artist is very near and dear to the hearts of all of us working to plan MCA Day. Over the years Andy has helped manage so much for the event. He consistently creates amazing portraiture and is always ready to lend a helping hand for MCA DAY. We’re excited to share a cross-section of his work over the years.

In his own words:

I’m Andy Katz.  I’ve been a Beastie Boys fan since 1987, and I continue to support their music, and the hip-hop genre.  As the boys grew and were more thoughtful about their place in the circle, their appeal and my connection to them, strengthened. I needed to share the feelings,the music, and the art with everyone.  That’s why I’m here.

The Beastie Boys are my alter ego. I’m a pretty reserved person.  I’m responsible, serious, and I let others move to the front. It was always amazing to live vicariously through the Boys. It was like they were giving us all permission to live silly, have fun, and express our most unique ideas. Watching them and listening to them has always been very empowering and liberating. They make me feel.

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