Born in New York in 1946, Togo Love is truly a unique artist of whom little is known. A self-taught outsider, he has spent over 50 years creating oil paintings, etchings, watercolors, drawings, ink prints, gouaches and collages...but, due to his mercurial nature and sometimes bad fortune, beginning at birth and continuing throughout his life, little of his artistic output is known within the traditional Art World. The constant intervention of his "real" life is the reason why most of those original works were already lost by the early 1990s.
Although he has lived an adventurous existence touching down in countless major cities and rural towns around the world, Togo Love currently lives somewhere in Southern France. He is a very private person and definitely an "eccentric" who resides in a rural 18th Century farmhouse with an entourage of assistants and ten to fifteen dogs at any given time. He no longer communicates with the outside world, yet, he continues to produce new works at an astounding pace for a person of his age.
When Theatre Producer/Director, Dan Bianchi, who owns the largest collection of Togo's works in the world, first inquired about erecting a brick-and-mortar museum dedicated to celebrating his oeuvre, Togo was not interested. Ten years later, he replied with a hand-scrawled missive regarding a 21st Century online approach entitled GUIDELINES to LE MUSE’E d’ART du TOGO LOVE.