Paul Laffoley, Painter & Architect

Paul Laffoley was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1940. He spoke his first word, "Constantinople" at six months, then remained silent until the age of four (having been diagnosed as slightly autistic), when he began to draw and paint. He has continued as a self-taught artist to the present. In his senior year at Brown University, he was given eight electric-shock treatments. He was dismissed from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, but managed to apprentice with the sculptor Mirko Baseldella, before going to New York to apprentice with the visionary architect Frederick Kiesler. He formed the Boston Visionary Cell, Inc. in 1971. He has participated in over two hundred exhibitions, both national and international. In 1990, he became a registered architect. In 1992, during a routine CAT scan on his head, a metallic "implant", 3/8 of an inch long, was discovered in the occipital lobe of his brain. Local M.U.F.O.N. investigators declared it to be an alien nanotechnological laboratory.

the artist's press release

Internet Resources

Like many harbingers of doom, Paul Laffoley has spent a lot of his life within mental institutions. However, they did find an unexplainable metal object in his brain, which he believes is a probe planted by aliens.
Sanguine Arts Network
An association of Neo-Platonic artists, primarily, and others from disciplines which act as supporters and consultants, for the purpose of fostering visionary art, considered as an eternal genre -- otherwise known as cosmic, cosmological, magical, or occult art -- in the Boston and New England area.
Paul Laffoley
Apart from the Barcelona group, Boston artist and architect Paul Laffoley is advocating building a skyscraper in lower Manhattan based on the Gaudi design.
National Public Radio
A lot of the other proposals are literal ego trips... but here is a way that everyone can be involved in a historical project from around the world US architect Paul Laffoley
British Broadcasting Corporation
Both the beginning and the end of Post-Modernism involved the destruction of buildings that had been designed by Minoru Yamasaki: the Pruitt-Igoe Housing Project and the World Trade Center.
Paul Laffolley
Paul explained that he had worked on the WTC buildings as a student architect, and he knew why the buildings had pancaked the way they did. He said the X-bracings on the exterior of the building were bolted, not fused.
Joan d'Arc
This Infinity Factory interview (May 25, 1999) with artist and alchemist Paul Laffoley focuses on his plans for a working time machine. [00:27:51] (Video feed)
Richard Metzger / disinformation
In 1968 he moved into an eighteen- by thirty-foot utility room to found a one-man think tank and creative unit called the Boston Visionary Cell.
Dilettante Press
Paul Laffoley was born into an Irish Catholic family in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1940. He spoke his first word, Constantinople, at six months, then remained silent until the age of four, when he began to draw and paint.
For Laffoley, 'portaling' is characterized as the exchange between present knowledge with the possibilities of the future. In this sense, the portal is explored as a moment of insight.
Kent Gallery
The goal of our present endeavor is to produce a transdisciplinary world-view which will sustain human existence into a continuous future.
Paul Laffoley

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