Sunday, December 30, 2012

Store Front Windows By The Murrays

Eddie’s Sweet Shop, a local landmark in Forest Hills, Queens, with marble counters and a tin ceiling, is one of the few classic ice cream shops remaining in the city. The owners still make their own ice cream. (From The NYT 12.30.12).

This image and a dozen others are featured in The New York Times along with a story about their latest ode to New York Neon – New York Nights.  In 2008, they published a large compendium of neon storefronts called, appropriately, Store Front.  See the NYT review of the book and check out the Smith;s Bar image, it's classic New York.

 “When you think of New York at night, you think of the skyline, of big, sweeping beauty shots,” James Murray said. “We wanted to take people to the street corner sparkling at night.”

PHOTO: James T. and Karla L. Murray
Article & Slideshow: Elegy in Neon.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Immaculate Perception

Surrealism, asserted André Breton, was above all "a revolutionary movement."  And that movement, both visual and literary, was largely identified with the dream. Shock, non-sequitur, unlikely but often gorgeous juxtapositions were the signature elements of surrealist works. These ideas come to term in Immaculate Perception by Matthew Rose. Beautifully printed by Mariela Cadiz in Paris, the work is a lullaby in the surrealist cannon: A young girl in a bob cut dreams in a dream of a lemon tree.  She is the revolution, says the artist.
Immaculate Perception measures 80 cm by 60 cm and is printed on fine art paper in a limited edition of 50 signed, dated and numbered prints.  Immaculate Perception sells for 164,05€ unframed.
  • Limited edition of 50
  • Signed, numbered and dated (2009).
  • High quality giclee print
  • Acid-free fine art paper
  • 80 cm by 60 cm (31½ by 23¾ in)
See or purchase Immaculate Perception here.

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