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Former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted: from rock star to art star in South Florida

Former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted: from rock star to art star in South Florida

It was a chance introduction at a restaurant last February, Valentine’s Day, when former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted, an artist who had been painting in relative anonymity for more than a decade, and Nick Korniloff, director of Art Miami and Art New York, began an association that has brought Newsted’s outsider art international attention and given Korniloff a kindred spirit who has helped him deal with a profound personal loss.

They were longtime neighbors near Jupiter Inlet, but had never met before this moment of serendipity. Perhaps it was something more.

“These introductions … I’m sorry if I get a little emotional. They come from my son,” Korniloff says, his voice...

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