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Opening Reception for Donald Friedman's "The Writer's Brush" at Anita Shapolsky Gallery

- In the Galleries: Artists and Photographers

Opening Reception for Donald Friedman's "The Writer's Brush"
at Anita Shapolsky Gallery

The Writer's Brush
By Donald Friedman
(Donald Friedman Bio)
Book and Exhibition
At
Anita Shapolsky Gallery
152 East 65th Street
New York, NY 10021
ashapolsky@nyc.rr.com
212.452.1094
September 11 - October 27, 2007

Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower
September 18, 2007


Donald Friedman's new book, published by Mid-list Press and distributed by Random House, presents artistic works, paintings, drawings, and sculptures, created by renowned writers, such as Josef Èapek, Jean Cocteau, E. E. Cummings, Annie Dillard, Lawrence Durrell, Jules Feiffer, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Kahlil Gibran, Allen Ginsberg, and William Butler Yeats. The original artistic works, from private collections, have been gathered and displayed, on multiple floors and spaces, at the elegant Anita Shapolsky Gallery on Manhattan's East Side. More than 120 works by 80 renowned writers draw the visitor in, from Lawrence Durrell's 1957 watercolor portrait, "Justine!!!", to Clifford Odets' 1947 watercolor folk landscape, "Coming Snow".

Friedman's massive and fascinating book is quite reasonable, at $40.00, and can be purchased right at the Gallery, after viewing the original art. The Anita Shaplosky Gallery is housed in a stunning townhouse, and I recommend visiting the Gallery soon, as the exhibit closes on October 27, 2007. Tell them you saw them on RobertaOnTheArts.com.

I walked home, totally across town to the West Side, and stopped at Tony May's San Domenico NY for a Cosmopolitan with Renato, the sophisticated bartender. This was the perfect finish to a lovely evening.



Saroyan, William, Fresno Sunday, April 23, 1967, 22 x 34”
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower




Leah, Event Cellist
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower




"The Writers' Brush" Exhibit
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower




Anita Shapolsky Gallery Guests
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower




Williams, Tennessee, Carnival, oil on canvas, 20 x 16“
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower




Bukowski, Charles, marker on paper, 9 3/4 x 7”
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower




Ammons, Archie, Untitled, watercolor on paper 24 x 18”
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower




Anita Shapolsky Gallery Guest
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower




Garcia Lorca, Frederico, Untitled, ink and watercolor, 9 1/2 x 6 ¾”
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower




Ford, Charles Henri, Minotaur, collage, 9 1/2x 7 “
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower




Bukowski, Charles, Douglas, ink, mixed media on paper, 10 ½ x 8“
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower




Nissenson, Hugh, mixed media, 20 x 16”
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower




Donald Friedman and Gallery Event Guest
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower




Henri Michaux, Untitled, 1970, watercolor on paper, 14 ¾ x 10 ¾ “
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower




Copy of Huxley, Aldous_Maria Huxley at Siesta, oil on paper, 18 ½ x 24”
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower




The Writer's Brush, by Donald Friedman
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower




Cocteau, Jean, 1961, marker on paper, abstract head, 1961, 16 ½ x 12 ¼ “
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower




Welish, Marjorie, acrylic on paper,11 x 14”
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower




Anita Shapolsky Gallery Guests
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower




Knott, Bill, Untitled, mixed media on paper, 11 x 81/2 “
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower




Hirschman, Jack, The Authenticity of Poetry, 17 ½ x 11 ¼”
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower




Anita Shapolsky Gallery Guest
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower




Anita Shapolsky Gallery Guest
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower




Bradford, Morrow, Three Gossips, 1976, oil on canvas, 37 ½ x 52”
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower




Sacks, Peter, mixed media on canvas, 76 ¾ x 51 ¼ “
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower




Anita Shapolsky Gallery Guests
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower




Asbery, John, Three Collages, 1970, 8 ½ x 11 ¼ “
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower




Clark, Tom, Portrait of Celine, acrylic on board, 11 ½ x 15 ½ “
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower




Anita Shapolsky Gallery Guests
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower




Anita Shapolsky Gallery Guests
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower




Fabilli, Mary, Untitled, c. 1955, watercolor, 17¼ x 13¼ “
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower




Ducornet, Rikki, The Mountain Gnaws Away at the Sun and Then, 2007, 22 x 30 “
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower




Steadman, Ralph and Thomson, Hunter S., The Sheriff, 1955, silkscreen ed., 74-75, 45 x 31 ¼ "
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower




Donald Friedman Signs for a Guest
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower




Renato at the San Domenico NY Bar
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower





For more information, contact Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower at zlokower@bestweb.net