Works on paper group show! I’m sharing the walls with some truly amazing artists.
Petrella’s Imports is now open for business! Their press release follows:
TITLE: Petrella’s Imports
ARTISTS: Anne Libby, Elise Mcmahon, Sophie Stone
LOCATION: The intersection of Bowery and Canal St.
DATE: April 14th-June 30th 2013
In the last ten years the New York City newsstand has experienced a massive transformation, undertaken with relative
ease. The move extends from a municipal belief that older newsstands cluttered the city streets and were incongruous with
a tourist culture in need of reinvigoration. The contemporary solution is a more uniform glass and steel construction built by
a single contractor, in a single style. It has now gradually replaced those operated by sole proprietors, whose unique
stands often reflected a heightened level of individual taste and character.
One of New York City’s oldest and most celebrated newsstands was known as “Petrella’s Point”. It was located at the
intersection of Bowery and Canal. Owned and operated by Adam Petrella, for 30 years, its brash red exterior coating and
hand painted directions to nearby subways and neighborhoods were well known to those familiar with the area. As a
personality, Mr Petrella was a neighborhood fixture, conversing with patrons and often handing out his own drawings of
Marilyn Monroe and Bruce Lee to passersby. In 2004, “Petrella’s Point” was removed and replaced by a stand of the newer
On this original site, Petrella’s Imports (2013) is conceived as a hybrid reconstitution at a time when the originary purpose
of the newsstand as ‘source of information’ wanes. Petrella’s Imports aims to both reimagine the offerings of these nodes of
distribution, providing a different solution to their utile problem.
An initiative by artists Anne Libby, Elise McMahon and Sophie Stone, Petrella’s Imports works with a large number of
creative collaborators in order to assemble a surrogate inventory of items (magazines and newspapers as well as
postcards, prepackaged food, umbrellas and cigarettes) found typically at commercial newsstands.
4 new 4 color photo gravures!!!
4 color photo gravure, shikoku gampi chine colle on stonehenge bright white
3.25” x 2.25” plate area on 7”x9” sheet size
in an edition of 5
The Western Dark #1
Get at me if you want to distribute a stack of 10 or 20 for me.