Sunday, August 8, 2010
Previews in the Big Bad Apple...
For the last few months I've been discussing the opening of the Museum Of The American Gangster in New York, and I can formally announce that thirteen portraits are now on view while the museum exhibit space is in previews in preparation for an official opening.
Due to some legal procedures requested by the state of New York in regards to by-laws and what constitutes a 'museum' (too complicated to get into here) there had to be a name change to the institution, which is now officially called Exhibition Of The American Gangster.
Twelve originals are on exhibit until October 31 as well as a framed gicleé print of Meyer Lansky (the original has been sold to a collector and is not in my possession anymore).
I also have a selection of high quality gicleé prints available from their gift shop and purchase of original artwork can be worked out privately with the museum.
The exhibit space is situated above the Theater 80 St. Marks in the East Village, and was once the former apartment occupied by non other than Leon Trotsky.
Also on site includes a collection of prohibition era materials and other gangster ephemera and wares, and also includes tours of the former speakeasy bar and it's underground network which was discovered in 1964.
Currently the museum's website is under re-construction but the opening hours for previews are 1PM - 6PM except Sundays and Wednesdays for the time being until the museum officially opens it's doors.
Exhibition Of The American Gangster
80 St. Marks Place
New York, NY
1 (800) 603-5520