THAT FACE: THE ART OF KEN FALLIN - Broadway, Hollywood & Wallstreet
Gallery New World Stages Presents: THAT FACE: THE ART OF KEN FALLIN – Broadway, Hollywood & Wall Street
September 12, 2013 – December 31, 2013
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 12, 5-8:00 pm
New York, NY – August 7, 2013 – Gallery New World Stages, located at 343 West 49th Street, will present THAT FACE: THE ART OF KEN FALLIN – Broadway, Hollywood & Wall Street. Curated by Bernard Stote, this exhibit will feature over 75 original works of Caricature Art of popular cultural icons from the Broadway Community, Hollywood, Politics and Wall Street. The work will be on exhibit from September 12 through December 31, 2013 with a gala opening reception on Thursday, September 12 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM.
Opening reception will include a special raffle including a signed, limited edition art print of Book of Mormon by Mr. Fallin, as well as an open bar with food provided by a generous donation from Amarone Ristorante, and a live musical performance by Joshua Stephen Kartes www.joshuastephenkartes.com.
New World Stages will be donating a portion of Opening Night's proceeds to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BCEFA) www.broadwaycares.org. “We are very excited to be hosting such an exceptional body of work that pays tribute to the Broadway community of actors and actresses,” said Stote. “This is Mr. Fallin’s New York debut of his art as an exhibition to the general public.”
Ken Fallin is an internationally published illustrator, whose specialty is pen and ink caricature. His career began creating the ad campaigns and posters for the satirical revue Forbidden Broadway, as a respectful homage to the legendary Al Hirschfeld. This assignment led to a five-year stint for the Sunday edition of the Boston Herald, where he contributed a weekly drawing in the arts and leisure section. National ad campaigns for American Express, Belvedere Vodka, and CNBC’s “Squawk Box” followed. He has also done illustrations for The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, The Hollywood Reporter, The Chicago Tribune, and The New Yorker. Since 1994 Ken’s work has appeared regularly in The Wall Street Journal. Ken has chronicled the New York theatre scene for Playbill.com since 2010. In February of 2012, he had his first one-man show “Ken Fallin Draws Hollywood” for the Hamilton Selway Gallery in Los Angeles. In 2010, he was nominated for an Emmy Award for an animated CNBC commercial. His work is in the permanent collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London and in the private collections of Bernadette Peters, Angela Lansbury, Bob Avian, Sir Cameron Mackintosh, Sir Patrick Stewart, Marlo Thomas, Helen Hunt and Norbert Leo Butz.
Artwork on exhibit will range from President Barack Obama to Kinky Boots, Book of Mormon to the cast of “Mad Men,” including Playbill editorials of Pippin, Patti LuPone, Stephen Sondheim, and more…
Gala benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and Art Reception is open to the public, and the gallery is requesting that all guests should RSVP to email@example.com.
About Gallery New World Stages
Gallery New World Stages is a 150 linear foot exhibition space on two floors of the renowned performing arts complex New World Stages, located on the site of Worldwide Plaza in the heart of the theatre district. New World Stages houses five theatres ranging in size from 199 to 499 seats, complemented by thousands of square feet dedicated to audience and artist services. Bernard Stote and Hanging Art Organization manage the gallery space. www.hangingart.org
Gallery New World Stages, 343 West 49th Street, New York NY 10019 Gallery Hours: MON-SUN 10-6