Laffoley, Paul

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Laffoley, Paul Gender: M
born on 14 August 1935 at 08:20 (= 08:20 AM )
Place Cambridge (Middlesex County), Massachusetts, 42n22, 71w06
Timezone EDT h4w (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 20°47' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 20°33 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 18°59'


American artist and architect. Laffoley moved to New York in 1963 to work with the visionary artist and architect Frederick Kiesler, and was also recruited to view late-night TV for Andy Warhol. He also found work with an architectural firm, where he worked on the World Trade Center towers. As a painter, his work is usually classified as visionary art or outsider art. Most of Laffoley's pieces are painted on large canvases and combine words and imagery to depict a spiritual architecture of explanation, tackling concepts like dimensionality, time travel through hacking relativity, connecting conceptual threads shared by philosophers through the millennia, and theories about the cosmic origins of mankind.

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  • associate relationship with Warhol, Andy (born 6 August 1928)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield notes that various sources give 1940 or 1935 but data for the latter year fits his description of his own chart as quoted in "When Surface Was Depth: Death by Cappuccino and Other Reflections on Music and Culture in the 1990s" by Michael Bracewell (Da Capo, 2002), p. 347: "My horoscope is essentially a grand cross: Leo sun, Aquarius moon, Mars in Scorpio and Taurus in Uranus [sic]. But the sun sign is in the twelfth house, the Moon is in the sixth house, the Mars and Scorpio in the third and Taurus in the ninth. . . . I have Virgo rising, as a consequence of having my sun in the twelfth house; I also have an unaspected Neptune in Virgo in the twelfth house. And that means that I am able to take cosmic themes and turn them directly into finely detailed work, with the rest of my life having nothing to do with it."


  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (Painter of visionary art or outsider art)
  • Vocation : Building Trades : Architect/ Planner (Worked on the World Trade Center towers)