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After the Gig

Pastel on paper
| 14 x 17 inches

I have always liked movie theaters, I have had many magical moments in them, from the back row as teenager to seeing Close Encounters of the Third Time when it had just opened at the Ziegfeld in NY. It was the noon showing and there was a snow storm raging so the cinema was empty, the audience consisted of 5 people, it was surreal and wonderful; we were one with the universe.

One of my favorite cinemas is the Jane Pickens Theatre in Newport. Besides being beautiful, it is like walking into a time warp, I have always wanted to paint it but thought it would end up looking like a Hopper, then I thought the hell with it, I’ll do a rift on my favorite Hopper painting of a theatre “New York Movie.”

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