If you are in NYC between now and next February 22 , 2015 you can catch this exhibit if you'd like.
There is an official opening reception next Thursday November 6.
The City Reliquary
370 Metropolitan Ave.
Here is the official press release.
Illustrated Portraits by Pat Hamou
On view through February 22nd 2015
The City Reliquary Museum is pleased to present Mazel Tough: Jewish Gangsters of New York: 1900 – 1945, an exhibition of illustrated portraits by Pat Hamou. Inspired by the intrigue of vintage mug shots and the dark charms of historically colorful characters, artist Pat Hamou's own crime of passion has been the brief yet rich history of the Jewish Gangster. The 29 gangsters presented in the exhibition left a fascinating, yet dark, blemish on the early Twentieth Century Jewish-American experience. Using archival images as a springboard, artist Pat Hamou has created intricate, colorful and textured pen and ink, and watercolor drawings that reflect a bygone era while bringing new life to them.
For the duration of the exhibition, the Museum will present a range of educational and social programming. First up:
Opening Reception and Artist Talk with Pat Hamou
Thursday, November 6th
Join artist and creator of Mazel Tough, Pat Hamou, for a discussion of New York’s rich history of Jewish Gangsters, portraiture, and The City Reliquary’s newest exhibition.
Admission is free!