Sunday, May 22, 2011

Here are some photos and short write up for the show currently on display in Los Gatos, California... just click on here for a quick glance.

In preparing for this exhibit I thought I would contribute some newer portraits that I completed the last few months leading up to this current exhibit.

They include new versions of
Irving 'Big Gangy' Cohen and Meyer Lansky, and the un- cropped version of Dutch Schultz, which was used in the publicity materials.
I realized they hadn't been posted here as of yet so here they are...

These new portraits were done partly due to the fact that some original artwork from past exhibits are no longer in my possession, but also, this, and past exhibits, are not just the portraits hanging on walls, but also represent the historical arc of the Jewish Gangster from the turn of the Twentieth Century up until the mid 1940's in the way it's displayed. So, it's important that key players are included in the exhibit.
Also it's a continuous strive on my end to come up with stronger artistic representations when I feel its needed. These three, among the couple of others that were completed for the show..

7 comments:

mike said...

great jo as usual Pat! It seems there is a hugh interest in Jewish gangsters in California why do you think there is?

Pat Hamou said...

Thanks Mike

Not sure about the California connection - could just be happenstance

Cheap Men Suits said...

Wow, Jewish gangster in Gotham, amazing! Now, I really want to wear a gangster suit and hit the town.

Drazen said...

sure has been awhile since a update!

Pat Hamou said...

ack - tell me about it - i do have a new portrait about half done and will get back on this horse soon!

SeaSon said...

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