Gangsters

The Face of Evil is a developing series of three suites of paintings: Mug Shots, Evil in Disguise and Gangsters.

“Nothing personal, it’s just business” – Otto “Abbadabba” Berman (Otto Beiderman) 1930s, accountant and advisor to gangster Dutch Schulz.

“The “classic” form of gangster movie… tells of a gangster working his way up through his enterprise and daring, until his organization collapses while he is at the peak of his powers. Although the ending is presented as a moral outcome, it is usually seen as no more than an accidental failure. The gangster is typically articulate, although at times lonely and depressed, and his wordly wisdom and defiance of social norms has a strong appeal, particularly to adolescents.” – Wikipedia