Jeff Muhs Interview

Jeff Muhs

Jeff Muhs Answers – Forty Nine Questions and Art ain’t One

  1. Favourite Colour? Orange
  2. When you were growing up what did you want to be? Artist or Engineer
  3. Name the Place you’d most like to live in? I live here. Southampton NY
  4. Seaside or Countryside Seaside
  5. You’re hosting a dinner party what’s your signature dish? Poached fish over noodles
  6. Dogs or Cats? Dogs over cats, but I have birds
  7. What was your nickname at school? I don’t go much for nicknames but my alter ego was: Erns’t
  8. Most influential person in your life? My Father
  9. If you could go back in time to which period would you go to? Renaissance
  10. Name an Instagram account you follow. @sophiegunnol
  11. Favourite Museum or Gallery MoMA NY
  12. If money was no object, what luxury item would you buy yourself? Orange Bentley
  13. First single/album you bought. Black Sabbath
  14. Person you’d love to meet? Larry Gagosian
  15. Describe your ultimate romantic date. It was alwas a good dinner and then ‘studio tour’
  16. You are happiest when……. When I am making anything.
  17. What makes you sad?Mutual love that just didn’t work out.
  18. If you could change one thing about the world. I would put my name on it
  19. Whats the first thing on your bucket list? I want to go to Japan also. but I’m thinking about staying ten years.
  20. Favorite Restaurant? Rose of India NYC. gone now
  21. Book shop or Record Shop? Record Shop 
  22. Name your favourite book? As a Man Thinketh, James Allen
  23. Pet Hate Giant TVs, folding chairs, clutter
  24. Prize Possession My Grandfather’s meat cleaver
  25. How many tattoos/piercings do you have? Earings
  26. Gym or Jim Bean? Jim Bean
  27. What colour are your eyes? Blue
  28. Junk Food which is your dirty secret?Taco Bell
  29. What’s your poison? Vodka
  30. Describe your morning routine. Coffee, feed family, check communications, get to it.
  31. Where do you call home. Southampton, New York
  32. What makes you laugh?I am a connoisseur of the absurd. I tend to laugh at people who make asses of themselves.
  33. What perfume/aftershave do you use? none
  34. Whats you favourite season and why? Spring, because Spring brings everything new.
  35. Describe the wildest night out you’ve ever had. Madonna, Grace Jones and Rick James were at my birthday party at Milk Bar NYC, probably 1988
  36. What opportunity have you turned down? There was a girl in Art School that for some reason I didn’t pursue her offer.
  37. Have you ever been arrested? Yes. Charged but not convicted
  38. Favorite Quote? “If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine.” — Obi-Wan Kenobi
  39. First Gig? Seven Seconds
  40. Biggest Regret? Any time I have wasted, and any moment I wasn’t completely present for.
  41. Describe something that you are proud of. I am a two time ‘World Champion’ (of Interperative wood sculpture) I have a ring and everything
  42. Describe yourself in 3 words. No bullshit ever. 
  43. Favourite film. Jaws
  44. How many pairs of shoes do you own? 20 or so, Tigers
  45. Describe a favourite walk On any beach
  46. Tell us whats in your bag/pockets Wallet, phone, lighter, knife
  47. Who was the last person you called?My plumber
  48. Whats the tune/band that you are listening to the most? Beck
  49. Whats your cure for a hangover? Wet brunch