As he grew older, his father became concerned his son would become a latchkey kid, so he got his son involved with competitive swimming and quad-speed roller skating at age 6.He later switched from the instruction of Benton Redford, a National Champion, to a team in Federal Way, WA called Pattisons Team Extreme and became a national inline speedskating champion and record holder himself.After graduating from Northmont High School in Clayton, Ohio, Spradlin decided to train as a professional wrestler in the summer of 1998.After undergoing some initial training in Middletown, Ohio, Spradlin debuted on September 12, 1998 in Xenia, Ohio wrestling Shawn "Heart Throb" Halsey in the Unified Championship Wrestling promotion.The slightly off-center composition of Pablo Picasso’s Homme et femme I (1971) at Acquavella shows what the master could do with just a few loose lines and squiggles over a brushy background, turning a man and woman into a tangled, contorted soul.For sheer razzle-dazzle, Satoshi Ohno’s Dating in Ocean of Trees (2015) at Tomio Koyama Gallery couldn’t be beat, with its rainbow palette landscape of geometric and natural forms.There are lots of opinions that Haru looks like Ohno Satoshi's ex-girlfriend Natsume Suzu, and that they may end up dating.
Location was sometimes important, as Blum & Poe’s booth near the entrance with a large Carrol Dunham of a yellow sun called In contrast, The Breeder’s space in the middle of the fair had Jannis Varelas’ Der Krieger (2013), a large black-and-white, charcoal-and-oil on canvas with a folk art vibe that packed a graphic punch.
Since gaining recognition through his sport, Ohno has worked as a motivational speaker, philanthropist, started a nutritional supplement business called 8 Zone, and in 2007, competed on and won the reality TV show Dancing with the Stars.
Ohno later became host of a revival of Minute to Win It on Game Show Network and served as a commentator for NBC's coverage of the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi.
For solo presentations, Fredericks & Freiser’s booth with several colorful Gary Panter works was a standout.
Hung on black walls covered with countless original white chalk drawings, this punk pioneer’s cartoony paintings, like Seven Dead, 21 Missing (1988) shined.