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“This means that only 75 paintings can ever be available for collectors and

investors. Art is a great hedge against currency devaluation and is truly

portable wealth. Armstrong’s art is uniquely based on his ownership of the

magical Black Star Sapphire of Queensland and is destined to rise sharply

in value in the near future”.

This magazine is the first and only catalogue of the amazing 100 paintings of Cosmic ‘X’ artist and art rebel Jack

Armstrong. No other printed hard copy catalogues all his art and it is an essential compendium and reference work for

any collector or art investor. Cosmic ‘X’ 100 includes letters by the artist regarding his 3 seminal pieces, his Triptych. It

also includes critiques and other information which will help the reader gain a better insight to the artist and his special

form of art. Star Global has been promoting Armstrong’s art since 2010 when I conceived the Million Dollar Harley

Davidson as a branding tool, similar to Warhol’s soup can. My aim was to connect with a larger and more current

generation and this rocketed Armstrong to super art star status. Our clients have over 30 original paintings and we are

committed to continue promoting these valuable works. Their value will, without doubt, surpass the astronomical prices

recently paid for the works of his friends and contemporaries such as Warhol, Basquiat and others.

Armstrong, now in his sixties and in declining health, is still as outspoken as he has been since his early years as

a model in New York, where he befriended such iconic artists as Andy Warhol, Jean Michel Basquiat, and Keith Haring.

Indeed, Warhol gave him the name “The Last Wizard”. Despite his brashness he has a deep passion for art and the

millions of unknown artists who never break through the wall of the “art cartel”, his name for the major art galleries

and auction houses. They alone decide who is to be or not to be the celebrated and wealthiest artists and promote

them through encouraging factories that copy rather than produce original art. Armstrong has shown that an artist can

break through this cartel wall with self-promotion and persistence. Armstrong’s Cosmic Starship Harley continues to

receive world wide publicity some 8 years after its launch. It is now well entrenched in the public psyche. Armstrong has

never participated in an auction or gallery showing yet has made high-value private sales.

As a young boy on a visit to the Smithsonian Museum with his mother, Armstrong was fixated by a unique

stone, the largest known black star sapphire (733-carat ), the Black Star Sapphire of Queensland. He promised his

mother that one day he would buy the stone and he did. The stone spoke to him and told him he would be a famous

artist and to paint only 100 paintings and never another. Whilst there are numerous media articles, Armstrong is not as

famous as his astronaut relative, Neil Armstrong. He is, nevertheless, the subject of “The Last Wizard” a movie, starring

Damian Chapa and Eric Roberts, due for release in 2020. Damian met Armstrong, in the 1980s at a Warhol party,

introduced by Details Magazine’s brilliant writer Stephan Saban. The trailer is available on You Tube –THE LAST WIZARD.

With only 100 paintings in the entire world these colorful, multilayered, acrylic on canvas paintings, are tightly

held by savvy collectors who bought directly from the artist himself or through Star Global International. The art has

Armstrong’s finger prints, thumb prints, hand prints, and DNA in all of the 100 paintings, a process cleverly devised by

the artist to thwart forgeries and each owner has a specially signed certificate of authenticity. However, Star Global

worked closely with the artist for 12 years and authenticate all of Armstrong’s paintings. 25 paintings are destined to

form the basis of a museum which the artist will open soon. This means that only 75 paintings can ever be available for

collectors and investors. Armstrong aims to help other talented artists showcase their works.

About 80 of his paintings are 24” x 36” before framing and the others are larger and vary in size. Prices in

2017 range from $1,950,000 rising steeply to $50,000,000, the price of his largest piece “The Last Wizard”. Alice

Walton, billionaire owner of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, architect Narenda Patel, French superstar Michel

Polnareff, Donny York of iconic pop group Sha Na Na, and Eric Roberts are listed among his famous collectors.

A 4-page interview with Armstrong recently appeared in “Art & Museum”, the insert magazine in The Family

Office Elite magazine for HNWI’s, and is reproduced inside this magazine. This was submitted by Derek Culley, the artist

who first discovered Damien Hirst. Since there can only ever be 100 Cosmic X originals, owning an original Armstrong is

not only exclusive but also beautiful to have in one’s home. Art is a hedge against currency devaluation and is truly

portable wealth. Armstrong’s art is uniquely based on his ownership of the magical Black Star Sapphire of Queensland

and is destined to rise sharply in value in the near future.

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Nino barrette is an art dealer, critic and lecturer

with over 20 years of experience curating

international exhibits and museum collections.

The art of Jack Armstrong is fascinating to many and the question commonly asked of all pure abstract

expressionist painters is “what makes this special?”

Well of course, the response to that question is complicated and different for everyone as art is

subjective so there is no right or wrong answer when interpreting the artist’s work.

Jack Armstrong’s “Cosmic Extensionalism” is a new step forward in the evolution of art forms and it is

often compared to the style that many associate with Jackson Pollock or his peers of the day. Is that a

fair comparison?

In my opinion, the two artists share a commonality in that they both are very deliberate in their

technique with nothing random or accidental occurring in their paintings. Furthermore, the works have a

rhythmic dance of intertwining paint and they share an audacity and boldness to break new ground

separating themselves from the masses. Accepting those similarities, one next has to recognize the

significant differences between the artists’ works to gain an understanding and appreciation of the

unique art style that Jack Armstrong has created.

Jacks “Cosmic Art” is driven by a mystical force that emanated from the “Black Star Sapphire of

Queensland.” That force compelled him to create a very specific number of paintings in a very specific

manner. Each of the 100 works is deliberately constructed with the lines, figures and movements

creating the appearance of an accidental, non-compositional technique. The mysterious messages and

words found in the lines of the painting are purposefully and strategically placed to deliver the cosmic

energy within the painting to the viewer.

The few owners of Jack’s “Cosmic Art” have a common experience in that they all mention an

indescribable energy that seemingly vibrates from the paintings as they get near for viewings. This

energy washes over them and creates a feeling of rejuvenation and vibrancy.

With Pollack, it was likely a motivation to create artwork that separated him from the traditional style of

the day and to that end he created his signature “drip and splash” or “action painting” technique, which

was very avant-garde and revolutionized what was considered “fine art”.

Regardless of opinion on what is and what is not “art”, Jack Armstrong is an exceptionally talented artist

that has developed a unique body of work that is extremely finite and cannot be repeated or duplicated.

The fact that collectors, investors, other artists and critics value the works in the millions speaks volumes

to the current value and future speculative value of the artwork. All past fame and accolades aside,

Jack’s art speaks for itself and much like it’s brash creator… it speaks very loudly to those that can hear

its message.

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1 FRONT COVER - WARHOL NAKE - SEMINAL PIECE

2 FROM THE CEO OF STAR GLOBAL. INTERNATIONAL INC.

3 ART CRITIC NINO BARRETTE

4 CONTRIBUTIONS & CONTENTS

5 THE EDITOR - TIMES SQUARE, NY BELEVE IT OR NOT

6 LIFE OF LUXURY - $100 MILLION ARMSTRONG BUGATTI

7 ALICE WALTON - FOUNDER CRYSTAL BRIDGES MUSEUM

8 DONNY YORK - COLLECTOR

9 “THE LAST WIZARD” - DAMIAN CHAPA & ERIC ROBERTS

10-38 COSMIC X PAINTINGS OF JACK ARMSTRONG

39 COLLAGE OF ARMSTRONG’S HATTRICK NEW YORK

40-44 ART & MUSEUM INTERVIEW WITH DEREK CULLEY

45 ORIGINAL HARLEY DAVIDSON PROMO 2010

46-73 COSMIC X PAINTINGS OF JACK ARMSTRONG

74-77 TRIPTYCH - JACK ARMSTRONG COSMIC ‘X’ ARTIST

78 NEW BOOKS - THE PHILOSOPHY OF A UNIVERSAL BEING

79 NEW BOOK CODE X LANCH 2020

80-82 THE LAST WIZARD - $50 MILLION DOLLARS

Copyright. All material appearing is

Cosmic 100 is copyright and may not be

reproduced without permission in writing

from the editor.

83 STAR GLOBAL MAIN PROMOTIONS

84 BACK COVER – HUMANITY_COSMIC

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There can’t be many artists

who can boast a retrospective

in New York’s Times Square!

Jack Armstrong, creator of

Cosmic ’X’ art, who only ever

painted 100 canvasses, and

can never paint another, is

now digitally exposed big

time, right above the main

entrance of Ripley’s, Times

Square. He eschewed the

galleries and auction houses

and demonstrated to the art

world that an artist can make

it to the top on his own. He

bypassed their high fees and

used modern technology to

show his exquisitely colorful

work to the world. Like his uncle Neil who took that daring first step on the moon and famously said

“One small step for man and one giant leap for mankind”, Jack has taken one giant leap for artists. His

message is in the true spirit of the American dream. “He who dares wins.” This retrospective follows his

Million Dollar Harley Davidson, the most expensive motorcycle in the world. A few years later his Cosmic

ARTbike, caused a $3 million sensation, in Dubai at the Big Boys Toys prestigious exhibition. He then

firmly put his footprints on the world to complete his hattrick, when he painted his very own Tony Lama

Cowboy Boots and launched them at a whopping $6 million. He plans to open his own museum and

support only artists who produce their own work and not art reproduced by factory artists. He has also

announced an art car at $100 million for 2020. Jack claims that one day his works will sell at prices that

surpass the recent record prices paid for Warhol and Basquiat. Jack was friends with both artists in the

80’s and was named “The Last Wizard” of art by Warhol. A movie about his life staring Damian Chapa

and Eric Roberts, is due for release in 2020.

Thierry Ehrmann founder and CEO of Artprice said, “The attractive returns on art over the last few years

have outperformed many other investments and the Art Market has become an independent, liquid

and efficient market on all continents.”

This is reassurance that Art is truly portable wealth and a hedge against monetary devaluation. Over 50 of

Jack’s paintings are in the private hands of savvy collectors and investors. Scarcity equals value and the

acknowledged value of his art is destined to soar over the next few years.

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Coming soon will be the ultimate luxury hyper-car – the $100 million Armstrong-Bugatti. World renowned

artist Jack Armstrong has plans to paint the most expensive car in history with a Bugatti. It will officially be

named The Armstrong-Bugatti Cosmic X or also known as the “Cosmic Dream Star”. This rare blend of

exotic auto and creative art will truly become a Masterpiece!. The Armstrong-Bugatti will easily become

the world’s most expensive Art-Car. Jack Armstrong stated, “I will break the World Record with an Art-Car,

the same way I broke the world price records for the Most Expensive Motorcycle, Bicycle and Cowboy Boots

on Earth.”

The Life of Luxury is proud to announce that the Armstrong-Bugatti supercar will be exhibited in China in

2020. The custom art-car will feature Armstrong’s special, “cosmic” blue paint. Can you imagine the

overwhelming interest that industry lovers will have? Once unveiled, the Armstrong-Bugatti will be seen in

Macau, by millions of car and art fans.

There have been rumors prior to this announcement that Jack Armstrong would feature a Rolls-Royce as

his Art-Car. Well, we can confirm directly from Mr. Armstrong that he has chosen to feature a Bugatti. The

reason he gave is, “I will paint a Bugatti, out of respect for the family of artists, Bugatti.” But what Bugatti

will be used? We can confirm that a secret, new model Bugatti model will be announced at the Macau

exhibit opening. How exciting is that?

The Galaxy Macau casino resort is a luxurious property located on the Cotai Strip in Macau, China. It

opened in 2011 with much fanfare. As a result, this opulent hotel quickly become the place to stay in

Macau. This vibrant city is a short one hour ferry ride from nearby Hong Kong. Macau features a UNESCO

World Heritage site city center. Visitors will experience a rich blend of both Chinese and Portuguese

culture. In addition, Macau is widely known as a world-leading gaming and entertainment locale. Over 30

million visitors arrive every year to take part in non-stop action. Gambling revenues are incredible and

even dominate what Las Vegas brings in each year.

Armstrong says “Modern art is more free than anything on earth and cannot be controlled by any historic

systems of art, that have been put into place, to control artists and markets with ‘curated – art’ that

destroys the ‘originality.’ That is the essence of great art and vision.”

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I’m used to hearing older Sha Na Na fans say

“That was my era” about the early rock n’ roll years. I’ve

understood in a limited way, but now that I’m old

enough to savor my own coming of mature age and its

historical setting, the ripening of post-World War Two

American confidence and our winning the Cold War sit

more solidly as defining elements than the overly

revered Woodstock festival or the classic movie Grease,

both of which I performed in. More than cultural

landmarks like those, the defining impression I have of

“my era” has turned out to be the freewheeling

exuberance of expression that I witnessed in New York

City and Los Angeles as the century ripened. There was

never a lack of remarkable creative characters in either

of the towns where I spent most of my time.

I had bought into the hippy sandals earthiness of

the 60s completely enough to find myself repulsed by

the “me decade” garishness that came prancing in with

the disco glitter of the 70s. Yet the 1970s turned out to

be the decade for television stardom and peak earnings

for me and my rock n’ roll group ShaNaNa. It was also

when the “misery index” worsened for my countrymen

so as to bring their rejecting Jimmy Carter’s presidency

and favoring Ronald Reagan’s claim that big government

was “the problem.” Then followed the “morning in

America” 1980s with their economic growth and the

disintegration of Soviet Communism, and it was evident

that “the American century” could turn out to be,

despite all the sporadic heartbreak and disorder, actually

a valid descriptive phrase. Free-wheeling ambition, excess, spiritual revivalism, and controversy were so

common that we hardly took notice, and the flamboyance in the art of a young Jack Armstrong (even in the

entourage of a celebrated Andy Warhol) could go un-noticed too. It caught my notice as a compelling

embodiment of the spirit of the unfolding age that is “my era” only here in the new century.

Seems to me, what we collect in art should reflect the frivolous side of ourselves along with the more

pensive. I find both, to my surprise, in Jack Armstrong’s work. His paintings’ stunning richness of hue, before

we knew computer graphics would be able to mimic it ever in our lifetime, typified our late-cold-war-era

brashness. His casually hiding his own name in plain sight, and hiding some little-understood names of other

things in plain site - - it’s a playful permissiveness that’s just bulls-eye on that brashness. And in my painting,

titled “Tulemagic,” I find a glimpse of it that requires a gaze, again and yet again. I enjoy how it always

provokes friends’ reactions, and for my own part, I’ve even recorded a song about it.

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The biopic about the modern cosmic artist is entitled “The Last Wizard” (A nickname given to Jack by

his close friend the world renowned artist Andy Warhol). Chapa said Details Magazine's brilliant writer

Stephan Saban introduced him to Warhol in New York during the 80’s. "It was there I also met a young

up-and-coming model, Jack Armstrong."

Jack Armstrong later became a very wealthy and controversial artist.

Chapa also stated, “When I heard of the recent tragic but compelling story of Jack Armstrong’s

controversial life, and my memories of Warhol/Armstrong in the 80’s, I began to get impassioned by

the project.”

Controversial filmmaker Damian Chapa also produced 'El Padrino' in which Chapa directed Academy

Award winners Faye Dunaway, Jennifer Tilly, and Gary Busey, along with Academy Award nominee

Brad Dourif. Chapa is no stranger to biopics; Chapa is the only filmmaker in the world who has

produced and directed films on the life of Marlon Brando and Roman Polanski.

Chapa won the best director and best drama awards for "Brando Unauthorized" at the New York

International Film/Video Fest 2010. He also won the Best Production Award for his "Polanski

Unauthorized" at Indy Fest. Recently, he was nominated for two NAFCA awards for his film "The DSK

Story".

In an interview, Chapa said, "Alleged felon/artist Jack Armstrong is right up my biopic alley."

Star Global International, who was the creative force behind the “Million Dollar Harley” (painted by

Armstrong), has been hired as a consultant for the movie.

Many people don’t know that Jack Armstrong was the nephew of the famous astronaut Neil

Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon.

Chapa said, "The film will be surreal at moments surrounding the strange story of how Jack Armstrong

as a child spoke to the "Black Star of Queensland," a black, sapphire jewel that was in the Smithsonian

Museum for years. The Black Star spoke back to Jack Armstrong telling him he was going to be the

most famous cosmic artist ever." Chapa said he, "won’t shy away from the rape allegations that led to

the arrest of the artist Jack Armstrong." The production begins on November 22nd, 2016, in New York

City.

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Welcome to the summer issue

of Art & Museum Magazine.

This publication is a supplement

of Family Office Magazine, the

only dedicated Family Office

publication with a readership

of over 46,000 comprising some

of the wealthiest people in the

world and their advisors. Many

have a keen interest in the arts,

some are connoisseurs, other

are investors.

Many people do not understand

the role of a Family Office.

This is traditionally a private

wealth management office that

handles all of the investments,

governance and legal regulation

for a wealthy family, typically

those with over £100m assets.

Art & Museum is distributed with Family Office Magazine and will also appear at many of the largest finance,

banking and Family Office Events around the World.

Media Kit. - www.ourmediakit.co.uk

We recently formed several strategic partnerships with organisations including The British Art Fair and

Russian Art Week.

Prior to this we have attended and covered many other international art fairs and exhibitions for our other

publications.

We are very receptive to new ideas for stories and editorials. We understand that one person’s art is

another person’s poison, and this is one of the many ideas we will explore in the upcoming issues of ‘Art &

Museum’.

www.familyofficemag.com

www.art-museum.com

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INTERVIEW WITH JACK ARMSTRONG submitted by

DEREK CULLEY printed in Family Office magazine

ART & MUSEUM summer 2017 edition. Derek Culley

discovered world famous artist ‘DAMIEN HIRST’.

by Derek Culley

Jack Armstrong has been painting since

he was five years old. After arriving in

NYC in 1979, he became friends with

Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat and

Keith Haring. In 1984, after turning

down a solo exhibition with Castelli

Gallery in New York City, Armstrong has

maintained his revolutionary anti-dealer

stance and has never been represented

by a dealer. Between 1994 and 1997,

Armstrong repurchased his early work

and destroyed all paintings, vowing to

create a new style for Modern/

Contemporary Art. The years 1999 and

2000 witnessed Armstrong founding

“Cosmic Extensionalism” revolutionizing

Modern/Contemporary art. Armstrong’s

use of extreme colour, texture and light

with words magically appearing at

different angles in the paint, allow

viewers to experience the universal

cosmic energy (Cosmic ‘X’), coexisting

with Armstrong’s long held belief In

inter-planetary and multi-dimensional

Extensionalism. This is the foundation of

Armstrong’s revolutionary work.

Armstrong’s total canvas output to date

features 100 Cosmic Extensionalism

Paintings

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coupled with the most valuable

motorcycle and art bicycle in the

world. Plans for 2019 include the

introduction of the most expensive art

automobile in the world. Other

projects include the staging of the

“Cosmic Firebird Ballet” Dance

Concert choreographed by Valerie

Mahabio. In addition to the acrylic on

canvas paintings Armstrong himself

published 3 limited edition coffee

table art books.

A & M:

How did growing up in Midwestern

United States form and inform your

ambitions and dreams?

Jack Armstrong:

Growing up in Omaha in the 1960’s

made you dream. You dreamed of

California, Paris, Rome, Sydney, New

York, London and all the Islands you

saw in travel magazines. Rio to Bali to

Asia.. The dreams took me to the most

beautiful beaches in the world and the

greatest cities with their finest art

museums. I dreamed to paint what

my hero Van Gogh did not have time

to achieve, in the ten year period in

which he worked. Omaha was a cattle

stockyard town on the Missouri River

with one gem of a museum named

“The Jocelyn” Museum of Art. It was

a pink granite palace that shone in the

sun, given to the city by one famous

local family that changed my life. I saw

the old west masterpieces of Charles

Russell and Frederic Remington and

the treasures of the Pharaoh “King

Tut.” But Van Gogh changed my life

when I viewed his self-portrait and

discovered myself. The golden mask of

the “boy” King of Egypt seen through

the eyes of a seven-year-old boy was

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Magical, inside a Greek Temple, on the Plains of

Nebraska, this Museum became my center of magic

and wonder, that would inspire my journey to find the

“center” of my own magic, and somewhere, somehow,

inside of myself, create a revolution of light and color

that would shine as brightly in modern art, as Tut’s

golden and turquoise mask, shone in his time.

A&M:

Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat are

modern icons and readily recognised major artists. As

a contemporary and friend of above artists; you have

shunned Galleries and destroyed early works, focusing

on producing the “100 Paintings”. Please discuss.

Jack Armstrong:

Having finished the 100 paintings in 2010, that I

promised myself would be my total output as an artist

after I repurchased my early work in the 1990’s and

burned all of the paintings, I was re-imagining my early

dream of painting a Harley Davidson. My early works

were no different than what had been achieved by

thousands of artists, even though I was the only artist

ever in NYC, that explained to the most important

Modern Art Dealer on the planet, Leo Castelli, that I

was “not” ready for the solo show he offered me, in

his Castelli Gallery in New York (1984). My friend Andy

Warhol did not speak to me for months. Only Larry

Rivers and Keith Haring understood. Roy Lichtenstein

and Jean-Michel Basquiat were in their own world, and

I went deeper into my own non-dealer, non-gallery

experience.

A&M:

Did this route to independence affect your ability for

artistic recognition and successful sales?

Jack Armstrong:

It depends on which yard sticks one uses to measure

success. Nicknamed “The Last Wizard” by Andy

Warhol; who saw my work as more alchemy than art; I

have followed “a true” path in the execution of my

dreams and works. Amongst my peers and critics, I am

respected. Collectors have acknowledged my work. For

example, Walmart’s Alice Walton, Narendra Patel and

Michel Polnareff, are internationally known collectors

of my art works. My work is among the highest and

fastest appreciating artwork in the world. My paintings

have been sold for 700 thousand dollars to Six million

dollars. As I point out above, my no-dealer and fully

independent approach to collectors and critics have

increased the value and uniqueness of my “100

Paintings”. Cosmic Extensionalism is my religion.

A&M:

I am intrigued as to what inspires you and what

“Cosmic Extensionalism” is about.

Jack Armstrong:

My goal and my muse, which is really the child still lost

in wonder among paintings: in the “Muse”- ums of my

youth, was to create something that people had never

experienced before. “Cosmic Extensionalism” (founded

1999 – 2000) which I named the style I paint in, is

more than a new school of art. It is everything I

dreamed possible long ago. Art dealers, gallery

personnel, curators and art history experts today

speak in gibberish. This is what they have been taught.

Vincent Van Gogh taught us thru his life and work that

the “Essence of life itself” only becomes visible when

we believe in the power of our “own” creation. So all

the theories of people who do not create “anything”

except meaningless words to try and explain the

“meaning” in many paintings that have no meaning

and are hung on walls in the great dealer galleries and

museums of the world, supported by “words” to

somehow validate their “worth” in terms of price and

significance seems absurd when considering Van Gogh.

For me “Cosmic Extensionalism” is universal magic, a

cosmic connection to the energy of trillions of galaxy’s

and Channeling that power to everything we do or

create. It is a universal essence of life, colour, magic

and light.

A&M:

Why did you choose to immortalise the Harley

Davidson to feature among your art signatures of a life

time’s work?

Jack Armstrong:

Seeing my first Corvette’s in 1963-1966 was the same

for a young boy, as looking at masterpieces in art

museums. American dreams, on wheels. Exotic bright

coloured paint, the fastest, most beautiful cars I

thought, in the world. Listening to “Engines” that

sounded like thunder-gods became our religion. Harley

Davidson’s from that period were radical icons of lust.

The ultimate, piece of motor art. In the annual custom

auto and motorcycle shows in the Omaha Coliseum,

the velvet ropes surrounding these wondrous

machines became my friends, as I clung to the soft

ropes with small hands and large dreams, I whispered

to myself, “someday I will paint the finest art motor

cycle and Sports car, in the world.” Gazing at those

incredible machines, it seemed to me then, and still

today, which everyone who ever painted no matter

how high the level of perfection that they always went

deep, in the sense of thickness of paint. No matter

how many layers of paint and lacquer that were

applied, in the end, no matter what style and colour or

pattern, all the same technique. Flat surface, without

any texture, surface height or “explosion” of madness.

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Beauty without magic.

I saw the possibility then, (in 1963) which was

still true in 2010 when I finally achieved my

childhood dream of painting what I believe to

be, the most revolutionary art motorcycle in

history. In 2009 I painted one shining new,

Harley V-Rod that would become my art

signature, of a lifetime’s work, and planning

that could take me into Vincent’s cosmic

world and beyond. Van Gogh was the first

artist in history to create Revolutionary art.

A&M:

The Cosmic Starship Harley Davidson sold for

$3million (2012) and was followed by the $3

Million Cosmic Star Cruiser ARTBike. What

are your plans for the future?

Jack Armstrong:

I am in the planning stage to create the most

expensive car in history, A “COSMIC ROLLS

ROYCE” To be released for 2019, model to be

announced, but it will be “a cosmic star cloud

convertible, price $100M. U.S. Dollars, with

its own “English made” - 2019 “Cosmic

Triumph” Motorcycle, (model also to be

announced.) Additionally, this $6 Million Art

Motorcycle will be mounted on its own

custom clear plastic trailer and attached to

the car. I choose to open this final exhibition

of my career, combining the Classic British

Marks of Rolls & Triumph, which will be an

“Artistic Triumph” for the public and for art.

Creating magic things change when positive

things are done. Art is the most powerful

force of change in the world as is love.

Triumph and Rolls are pieces of art, and after

they are magically transformed into rolling

art objects through the vision of “Cosmic

Extensionalism”, perhaps I can then change

the life of other’s who need assistance. I

would also mention that 1/2 of the sale price

of the Rolls and the Triumph will be donated

to children’s charity of our choice to be

announced. Because children are truly the

world’s future.

Source of Biographical Data & answers:

“Cosmic Dream Machine”

www.jackarmstrongartist.com

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These 3 pieces listed above are my personal Triptych of Art, as the Cosmic Harley Davidson was

completed in 2010, exactly 500 Years after the famous "Garden of Earthly Delights" triptych was

completed by Bosch; in about 1510, now in the Prado Museum, Madrid. "Hieronymus Bosch,

The Garden of Earthly Delights, oil

on oak panels, 220 cm × 389 cm

(87 in × 153 in), Museo del Prado,

Madrid. Each of the 3 objects listed,

were the seminal moments in the

history of my art form ‘Cosmic

Extensionalism’. I feel the same

way about the Cosmic Starship

Harley, and the Cosmic Firebird

Painting, works of art standing

alongside Warhol Naked that will

always define me, and my art

creation, ’Cosmic Extensionalism’.

All 3 objects of my art, are each the

reflection of the same dream, and the same artistic truth. Through Warhol, and all the visionary

artists that came before him, I understood that to be the best, you simply could not conform or

alter your vision, to please a dealer or a buyer of my work, because the conformity would have

destroyed the unique imagination behind the masterpiece. Once imagination is removed, there

is no masterpiece. This is true in all the arts, from the Individual art masterpiece, to film, music,

and poetry-No Passion, No Imagination, No Fire, No Art. There is nothing of value In any object

that was created without passion. There have been millions of paintings created and sold

throughout time, and the few, that achieve the highest amounts at auction, become

extraordinary examples of the artist's work, and the most uniquely powerful objects in our

time.

The rarest ones, most reflective of the artist's life and style, become famous. When you say the

words, Van Gogh, you think of Starry Night, or Yellow, Sun Flowers. The art would not exist

without Vincent's creation. But Vincent would not have existed, as we now understand him,

had he not created the seminal piece of his "new" style of art, which is his masterpiece, "Starry

Night." Today, at auction it would bring 1 Billion Dollars or more, because it is painting that most

closely defines and identifies the artist in the art he created.

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There are many rare things in the world, that have rarity yet are similar to other things of the

same type. My art and my life have only one meaning, and it can be discovered my passion for

my work, which is reflected in my writing about my art. My art is not rare because there are few

things like it available on the market, but is rare because there is nothing else on earth like it.

When I’m dead and when my art will sell for 1 Billion Dollars each, for Warhol Naked, The

Cosmic Firebird, or the Cosmic Harley, people that want to own a piece of the artist's soul, who

created the masterpiece,

will gladly exchange money

for that rare thing that can

never be duplicated, the

original masterpiece that is

most closely associated

with the artist in question,

and the pieces that will

always reign supreme at

auction.

These 3 art objects, will

continue to define my art

and my life's work, Cosmic

Extensionalism, long after I

am gone, and my triptych is

written about. If I had not

imagined and then created

these 3 objects, I strongly

feel, my work as an artist

would still be unknown, as

my connection with cosmic

energy, had not been

completely realized, before

2001, and my creation of

Warhol Naked. In the time period of 2001-2010, every great painting including the Cosmic

Motorcycle, was produced. The Cosmic Firebird Painting Created in 2007, my middle period of

Cosmic Extensionalism, for which I later produced 2 ballets done for film, is the culmination of

everything I realized in my cosmic connection to the universal magic in art. It is nothing like any

painting, before or after, and that is what places it exactly in the same category as Warhol

Naked. Indeed there will never be anything like either one of these originals.

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The third and final piece of the puzzle of my Art Triptych, symbolizing the completion of my

cosmic art journey of discovery, and celebration, happened; when the painting became alive in

the lights of hundreds of photographers from

around the world. The most iconic art motorcycle

in history, the "Cosmic" Harley Davidson, literally

came to life on Oct. 21, 2010, In Los Angeles. It

has never been duplicated by any artist, or any

corporation, and it will remain iconic as long as

people continue to value original concepts that

were unique, in capturing the attention of the

entire world, and not singularly only the artistic

world. I believe the bold and exotic coloring and

shading of paint used in the creation of these

three individual pieces, actually become one, “A

Triptych”, when viewed with the Harley in the

center of the other originals. By channeling this

unlimited cosmic energy into my work, and in

creating cosmic extensions inside my art, is the

true foundation of cosmic X, a kind of art magic,

that Warhol recognized when he said my work

was more alchemy than art, thus dubbing me,

“The Last Wizard of art," in 1985. I had been

experimenting with this energy and magic my

entire life until it formed into a cognitive reality

late in 1999, with "The Cosmic Style of Art," that I

am known for today.

Vincent Van Gogh painted for the last ten years of

his life and died at 37 years old. His seminal

paintings were done in the last 2 years of his life. My work has taken over forty years to reach

my peak. The best were created between 2000-2010. Exactly ten years, like Vincent.

"These 3 pieces are the rarest in symbolic "essence," of art and artist, and each contain the

meaning inside Cosmic Extensionalism Art, 1. Imagined, 2. Defined, and 3. Created, in the 21st

Century. When you see them, you will believe in them also. This is my Triptych of Cosmic Art,

and its Extensionalism into the cosmic magic, discovered in my work, by Warhol.

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This original painting displayed on the front cover and opposite page is acrylic on canvas was

painted in 2001. "WARHOL NAKED" is my seminal piece in the creation of Cosmic

Extensionalism a technique of art I founded in 1999, and is individually exclusive to myself.

Mr. Warhol taught me that individuality can overcome all opposition in life and in art. When you

create something so unique and different from the norm, it takes years for the critics and the art

world to catch up with proper recognition and pricing, and embrace the new concept. But as

with all great artists as Van Gogh, Gauguin, Modigliani and Warhol, the pricing rises with the

rarity and uniqueness, of the process used. This is what makes the creation of a masterpiece

possible. The boldness to paint a vision that has never been painted before of something so

different and rare, that it becomes iconic, and represents the essence of the artist; and his work.

"Warhol Naked" is my vision of a man who created "soup-cans" as art, and was laughed at by

the critics of his time, until he transformed himself into the most iconic-figure in the art world.

Most of the soup cans did not sell when they were first exhibited in 1962 at $100. The lack of

sales did not deter Warhol, in 1962, as it did not deter Van Gogh or Modigliani earlier.

Visionaries are free from the false concept of acceptance or non-acceptance of themselves, in

their ideas, or in their creations, which limits all non visionaries into accepting conventional

thinking instead of creating revolutionary ideas and artistic invention.

By the time of his death in 1987 Warhol was the most famous artist in the world. The bright,

bold, deeply shaped red, shining surface of the painting over the blue graffiti cosmic art written

with the word “Warhol”, in "bright-white" acrylic paint, symbolizes Warhol's triumph over the

art system of his time.

Now everything is considered art, and everyone an artist, because of Andy's work, in art and

film. Now everyone is a film maker. The freedom to be human, and try everything is the most

basic human right in the world. Warhol was the liberator, of the human artistic experience. He

was my friend, and this painting symbolizes my breakthrough in my own process of becoming

the best individually unique artist of my time, and shunning all art systems. Cosmic

Extensionalism Art is a direct result of the freedom I experienced when discussing art and

technique, with the most famous pop artist in the world, Andy Warhol.

WARHOL NAKED IS MY FINEST WORK, AND IN THE FUTURE WILL BE A LASTING ICON OF THIS

CENTURY'S MOST APPRECIATED, NEW ART. EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE FOR THE VISIONARY

WHO BELIEVES IN THEIR OWN WORK, AND THEIR OWN VISION. MOST PEOPLE AND ARTISTS

IN THE WORLD ARE TAUGHT TO BELIEVE IN THE VISION OF OTHERS. THE ORIGINAL PAINTING

"WARHOL NAKED" IS MY FINEST VISION.

ARTIST JACK ARMSTRONG, September 14, 2017

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“WHEN LOVE IS PRACTICED AS A RELIGION ON EARTH, THE

UNIVERSE WILL SHOW ITS TRUE PARADIGM AND THE MATRIX

YOU ARE CONDITIONED TO BELIEVE IN WILL VANISH WITH

THE FEAR IT CREATES ON EARTH AND IN THE MIND.”

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I graffiti my samo’ Life...in the shadow of nirvana,

Where I exist away from rules and thug life, creating stars on walls.

We dreamed to become one, in NYC, smiling,

For the camera flash, street kid soon; had stacks of cash,

But not cosmic enough for a radiant child from the brightest star.

So, you left us wondering why you hurt more than any other,

Hard you said without your mother, the drugs and the fame, could never smother,

The talent that you knew, just grew.

And now the new kids emulate ya, and ain't never gonna catch ya.

Cause when I used to see ya, that was your dream.

And now your shining down among us, creating magic from above us.

Samo' love you showed us, before you went away.

So, I want you to remember, one winter freezing in December,

As we were painting, with no gloves on, saw Michael Jackson rolling by,

You ran behind his limo and he saw you and smiled.

And now he's dancing and your painting, to create new forms, of rhythm

Samo's now forgiven

You wanted it... this way,

And every time I look up, I shake your hand,

And then begin,to paint all the dreams you left, so far away.

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‘The Last Wizard’, American artist Jack Armstrong's largest and most complex painting

measuring 6 ft. X 4 ft. is not only his grandest painting in scale but also in the complete mastery

of the Cosmic X art form he founded in 1999. ‘Cosmic X’ requires the artist to become the art

they are creating by feeling no separation between the art and the artist.

Armstrong said, “When I saw Basquiat's huge blue red & yellow skull in 1982, at it's completion,

I knew it would be regarded as one of his best works, and it later sold for $110.5M Dollars. The

Last Wizard painting is approx. the same dimensions as Jean-Michel's ‘Untitled’”. Armstrong

adds, “I feel the same way about ‘The Last Wizard’ as Pollock must have felt about his painting

‘Blue Poles’, ‘Guernica’ to Picasso, ‘Orange’ by Rothko, and ‘Untitled’ by Basquiat.”

Completed in 1952, Blue Poles was acquired by the National Gallery of Art In

Australia in 1973, amid much outcry among the Australian public that the

government would purchase, a modern abstract painting at just over 1 Million

dollars in Australian currency. Today the painting is conservatively estimated at

300 Million to over 1 Billion Dollars.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue Poles,

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Picasso's Guernica could guarantee 1 Billion Dollars today at

auction. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guernica_(Picasso)

1961"Orange Red Yellow,"

Rothko sold for $87M. in 2012.

Rothko maintained the social

revolutionary ideas of his youth

throughout his life. In particular

he supported artists' total

freedom of

expression, which

he felt was compromised by the

market. This belief often put him

at odds with the art world

establishment, leading him to

publicly respond to critics, and

occasionally refuse commissions,

and sales exhibitions.

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JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT (1960-1988),

“Untitled,” 1982 (acrylic, spray paint and oil

stick on canvas, 72 1/8 x 68 1/8 inches).

Bids began at $57 million. Sold for

$110,487,500 (including fees)

“Tonight, Jean-Michel Basquiat entered the

pantheon of artists whose works have

commanded prices over $100 million,

including Picasso, Giacometti, Bacon, and

Warhol,” said Grégoire Billault, head of the

Contemporary Art Dept. at Sotheby’s NY.

“This extraordinary canvas from 1982 has

broken so many benchmarks …but those of

us lucky enough to have been in it’s

presence will only remember it’s awesome

power. To think that it was created by a

virtually unknown 21-year old & was

dismissed by critics, is humbling.”

SOLD $110.5 MILLION

https://www.theguardian.com/

artanddesign/2017/may/19/jeanmichel-basquiat-110m-sothebys

https://en.everybodywiki.com/Cosmic_Extensionalism_%22X%22

"In the future "The Last

Wizard" will break the

records of his peers, but

the power of all these

larger than life works will

remain as the signposts

that signaled the future

of art." - Jack Armstrong

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ARTIST JACK ARMSTRONG, FOR HIS EXCELLENT

CONTRIBUTIONS TO THIS SPECIAL MAGAZINE.

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