Goldman's Blankfein Inspires Art and Life

by: Prieur du Plessis

Artist Geoffrey Raymond takes “Big Lloyd Three” outside the Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) and New York Stock Exchange buildings to let employees, investors and passers-by tell him how they feel. Raymond unveiled the portrait of Lloyd Blankfein - his latest work - on the Plaza outside 85 Broad Street on 6 July. The portrait is titled “Big Lloyd 3 (The Root)” and passers-by are asked to annotate it with color markers.

This is also your chance, dear reader, to share with the Investment Postcards community any message that you may have for Mr Blankfein, chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs - a company very much in the limelight of late for its large influence on Capitol Hill, the recent theft of some of its proprietary trading code, the sale by executives of almost $700 million of stock while the bank enjoyed the support of $10 billion of TARP money, and its imminent second-quarter results.

There is certainly much to comment on - please let your remarks roll in by leaving your message for Mr Blankfein in the comments section of this post.

Click on the image below to view the reaction of employees and passers-by.

Source:, July 9, 2009.