I am EXTREMELY excited to be doing the Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit on Memorial Day Weekend in Greenwich Village!
The show is a Village institution with a very impressive 85 year track record, started in 1931 by two giants of the 20th century abstract expressionism movement. It was a nice Spring day, and Jackson Pollock, a Village resident, was broke. He decided to set out some of his work on the sidewalk outside his home and see if he could make some money. Soon he was joined by his friend, an equally broke Willem DeKooning. Little did they know that day what brilliant careers lay ahead of them, or that their small act of entrepreneurial initiative would grow into a major biannual event still being held all these years later!
And I am doubly excited to be returning to Greenwich Village, where I grew up in the era of Olaf Daughters, McNulty Coffee Roasters and Azuma on 8th Street. I attended P.S. 41, played in Washington Square Park, and savored my weekly trips to the Jefferson Market Library. It will be great fun to be back in the old neighborhood!
Full details of all my upcoming shows can be found here.