JustArt.

I donated this painting to an amazing event hosting by the Anti Defamation League called JustArt. It’s the ADL’s inaugural exhibition, a fundraiser and silent auction at the Benrimon Gallery celebrating the mission of the Anti-Defamation League.

For some reason, May is fundraiser month and so this is the second painting this WEEK that I’ve donated. Which should be fine right? Don’t I have 2 paintings laying around that I could donate? Well, the short answer is of course I do, but then when crunch time came around I g0t so nervous about it that I just made two new pieces.

In the studio before I delivered it.

And I’m so glad I did. I really love this new painting. Leandra gave me the idea to name all my paintings the mean things I say about them: “Looks like neon vomit”, ” Fucking horrible modern starry night”, and then this one: “Sidewalk Gum”. I was toying with “Gum on the bottom of my shoe” but ultimately decided on the more concise “Sidewalk Gum.” And while “Fucking horrible modern starry night” has subsequently been destroyed, and “Looks like neon vomit” never made it to the blog, I really actually like “Sidewalk Gum.” This one is good, and the sidewalky nature of the background is really the best part.

The event is sold out, but you can still buy limited tickets at the door, if you are so inclined.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Benrimon Contemporary Gallery
514 W. 24th Street
New York City

7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
VIP Reception: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Exhibition will be open to the public from May 18 – May 20

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