Only fitting Elizabeth Peyton’s Live Forever exhibition be featured off Bowery in the New Museum, until January 11, 2009. A Connecticut born painter from New York City’s School of Visual Arts, it has been said Peyton revived portrait painting at a time when it was considered dead, the early 1990s.
Works include friends, musical celebrities, and European monarchy across paintings, drawings, watercolors and prints. Elizabeth is characterized by slender elongated figures with androgynous features similar to fashion illustration saturated with color. In her earlier days, works were based off photographs until 2004 when subject began sitting in her Manhattan studio.
Noel and Liam Gallagher of the rock band Oasis, Julian Casablancas of The Strokes, Jarvis Cocker of Pulp, Pete from The Libertines, Chloë Sevigny, Princes William and Harry of The House of Windsor, Abraham Lincoln, Graham Coxon, Keith Richards, John Lennon, Kurt Cobain, Eminem, Ludwig II of Bavaria, and members of The Kennedy Family are just a few familiar faces found in this two story showcase.
New York, NY 10002