I've been a little behind on posting lately with other responsibilities on the go and time seems to slip by quickly and before you know it a new year has arrived.
First off - the Six For Five showing at the Exhibition of the American Gangster officially closed last December 20 - my thanks to the organizers for hosting the show.
Seems they were not quite ready to let these portraits leave their walls completely, and now a set of framed gicleé prints are on permanent display for the indeterminate future, so if you are in New York City you can still drop by and check them out.
On the subject of the Empire City, I am happy to announce that a set of limited edition prints are now available at the newly inducted MOB Scene Gallery. Curated by noted archivist and historian Arthur Nash, the gallery is located at 396 Broome St. in the heart of Little Italy between Mulberry and Centre Market.
With an unobstructed view of the Old Police headquarters, the MOB Scene gallery sits beside the former NYPD evidence vault from which the heroin seized in the 'French Connection' case mysteriously vanished. And serendipitously, in 1912 the gallery was a pool hall called the Little Rock, a hangout for some of the underworld's notorious figures.
For some more info visit www.mobscenenyc.com
Of course this is not the only option to buy some prints, the Six for Five shop on Etsy has now re-opened with a selection
of 15 different prints.
Also, there will be another major public exhibition coming this spring in northern California and I will have more details in the near future regarding all that.
Finally, just so you know I haven't been sitting idly on my hands, here are three of the more recent portraits that were finished in the last little while - all re-workings of Big Jack Zelig, Monk Eastman, and Dopey Benny Fein, who seem to always lurk me back to the drawing table to discover new ways to capture their collective essence.