In the 20th century, when multitudes paid homage to art (and still do), archangels were critics whose messages served to warn, interpret and guide the true believers of the art world.

Gabriel (Tom Wolfe), identified by the Cabalists as “the man clothed in linen”, carried a scythe and dealt destruction to the sinful cities.

Tom Wolfe was contemptuous of modern art, and hated abstract art as revealed in his book, the Painted Word. From the back cover of his book:

…Tom Wolfe debunks the great American myth of modern art in an incandescent, hilarious and devastating blast…

Archangel Gabriel dealt death and destruction to the sinful cities of Sodom and Gommorah, which might be interpreted as how Tom Wolfe felt about modern art.

Title: Archangel - Thomas Wolfe as Gabriel

Size: 24 x 36"

Date: c. 1990