Wednesday, May 28, 2008

For Him

I know he'd want me to write something, so as weird as it feels, I feel a bit like he's telling me to do this.

My Father, Lawrence Karp, passed away this morning after an incredibly valiant fight with cancer. Besides being the most loving Father in the universe, he was an art enthusiast who loved coming into the gallery, seeing new shows, talking to the artists and helping me at openings. I can just see him now, smiling, sitting next to me at the front desk, amazed at all the states and countries we ship art to. I know many of you who came through the gallery were lucky enough to meet him, and I'm incredibly thankful for that, considering how much help he lended to Katie and I when we first opened the gallery.

My Father taught me everything I know with business, and I know how proud he was of this gallery and the artists who come through it. I just ask that you think of him today. He is sorely missed.

I love you, Dad.

G1988: LA


lp said...

jensen, i'm so sorry to hear this. i'm glad to hear he was proud of the gallery as it's one of my favorites.

my condolences! linda p

sleepboy said...

i'm sorry for your loss. i remember having conversations with him about art during openings. take care.

marcus said...

my thoughts and prayers are with you

Unknown said...

We're very sorry about your loss. Your dad was a pretty neat guy. We always enjoyed chatting with him at the gallery. He will be missed.

Anonymous said...

jensen, i am very sorry for the loss of your father. i was not fortunate to meet your father, but he sounds like a great dad. my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.


Unknown said...

My prayers are with you. You're a gret guy raised by a great man.


haroldine said...

"Always Remembered"
Larry's love, caring and incredible stength will never be forgotten!

Shalalala said...

it's good to get these things out, because he meant so much to you. just keep him in your thoughts and that's all that will matter

Anonymous said...

Jensen and Haroldine my thoughts and prayers to you and your family. Working for Larry at CBL in Los Angeles was a great experience for me. He was a wonderful boss! Love to you all!

G1988 said...

Karen, thank you for that post and I found out from my mom how special you were to my father. She would love to catch up with you. You can email your contact to us at Thanks again