From the Daily News, December 12, 2012.
This is a story about artist Jayson Musson, a/k/a Hennessy Youngman. If you like art or hilarious things, I suggest you find out who Jayson Musson is. As Hennessy Youngman, he mocks the art world like, as he describes it, a Def Comedy comedian. He’s also been described as “Ali G with an MFA.” As Jayson Musson, he makes these super-cool collage paintings, cutting up Coogi sweaters (a/k/a Cosby sweaters) and piecing them back together. There’s a comment in there about black culture and the high art world, using a status symbol of one to create a complicated piece for the other, but they’re also just straight-up beautiful. If I had multiple thousands of dollars, I would buy one in a heartbeat.
What I didn’t include in the story: So Jayson is actually dating the sister of a very good friend of mine. I met him once before at his going away party in which the following conversation took place (after all of the whiskey):
Me: You’re totally famous.
Jayson: Oh, do you write about art?
Me: No, I just like to watch videos on the internet.
Then I walked away because I’m a class act.