November 17, 2008

Elizabeth Peyton at the New Museum

There are so many interesting exhibitions throughout the city this Fall and if you have some free time over the holidays I would definitely recommend heading downtown to see the Elizabeth Peyton exhibition at the New Museum. Her portraits have a wonderful intimacy (often despite their subjects) and I was deeply impressed by her unique way of working with oil - which does not always come across in reproduction. Plus, in person the colors positively vibrate off the wall.

Live Forever: Elizabeth Peyton (through January 11, 2009). Exhibition website.

(Image above via the New Museum website: Elizabeth Peyton, Piotr on Couch, 1996. Oil on board, 9 x 12 in (23 x 30.5 cm). Courtesy the artist and Gavin Brown’s enterprise)

New Museum
235 Bowery
New York, NY 10002