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Saints of the Lower East Side

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Saints of the Lower East Side, June 5th, 2012 Acrylic and Fake Gold Leaf on Panel 7 Panels, Each 4' X 4' © Udom Surangsophon
Saints of the Lower East Side
Curated by: Keith Schweitzer

61 East
4th Street
New York, NY 10003
July 17th, 2012 - September 5th, 2012

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.fabnyc.org
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
east village/lower east side
EMAIL:  
info@fabnyc.org
PHONE:  
(212) 228-4670
TAGS:  
installation, figurative
COST:  
Free

DESCRIPTION

This outdoor exhibition features seven painted portraits mounted 14 feet above street level on a scaffolding bridge on East 4th Street between Bowery & 2nd Avenue.

The array of large gilded paintings are intended as an homage to cultural icons who lived and worked on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. In the artist words, “These seven individuals [Martin Wong, Joey Ramone, Miguel Piñero, Ellen Stewart, Charlie Parker, Arthur Fellig and Allen Ginsberg], along with hundreds more, make the Lower East Side the crucible of the American avant-­‐garde and a neighborhood that captivates my imagination as a New York artist.”