1) the ny post stated that steve was riding a "Red" motorcycle and the A.P. seems to have picked up that erroneous information which has been republished all over the place. It was a "Black" Harley Davidson motorcycle.
2) Roberta Smith's obit for the NYT states that steve was a neo-geo artist :
Mr. Parrino first showed his paintings at Nature Morte, an East Village gallery, in 1984, emerging as part of a strain of postmodernism called Neo-Geo. Neo-Geo artists, who included Peter Halley, Wallace & Donahue, Haim Steinbach, John Armleder and Olivier Mosset, mixed modernist abstraction with a more cynical form of Pop Art worldliness by adding references to commerce, design, music or the movies.A) Steve was never critically included in the Neo-Geo group and he never professed to be one. B) I differ with many of Ms. Smiths examples of other artists considered by her to be Neo-Geoists. your welcome to extend the dialog into a better definition of Neo-Geo. My recollection was that it was that the term was specific to the paintings of Halley, Taffe and a few other painters employing codified geometry in thir work. Tom moody made this comment off line to a similar statement of mine :
Robert Atkins' Artspeak defines neo-Geo as "neo-geometric conceptualism" and thinks it consists of Halley, Koons, Vaisman, and Bickerton because they famously showed together at Sonnabend in Oct. 86. It also says the "movement" fell out of favor when the same artists were poorly received in Europe after a show at Saatchi's gallery in '87. McCormick isn't mentioned or credited re: the term. Armleder and Steinbach are also mentioned as being related to the "movement."