"Evolution #9 (detail)" by GNAY
The art world was shocked today, as rumours that the artist formerly known as a stockbroker, GNAY, is dead of an apparent drug overdose. It seems Fentanyl laced Ecstasy has claimed another victim. Rumours began circulating just after the unveiling of this painting which shows the barefooted artist wearing a black funeral suit and smoking a cigarette in a Granville Island crosswalk. International Art Experts and Pop Symbologists have interpreted this to mean GNAY is dead. Understandably, galleries and dealers are bracing themselves for a spike in both interest and prices for the late GNAY’s “Whimsical but thought provoking work”.