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Historical Pop Paintings & Video Installations by Herb Brown

BLT Gallery
270 Bowery, 2nd Floor, 212-260-4129
East Village / Lower East Side
January 28 - April 1, 2010
Reception: Wednesday, January 27, 6 - 8 PM
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Herb Brown has never colored between the lines. His over painted advertising signs and subway posters boldly challenged both the role of graphic imagery in consumer culture and the unacknowledged censorship imposed upon society and the art world in the 1960s.

BLT gallery is proud to start off their second season presenting the paintings and video works by New York artist Herb Brown (b. 1923). A prized student of Max Beckmann, teaming a trained de Kooning stroke with a wit usually reserved for collage works, Brown’s work is refreshingly intelligent. With his exploration of consumerism and hypocritical societal values, bold use of color, and fondness for the comic, Herb Brown is a true 1960’s pop art Icon.

A selection of Brown’s over painted advertisements, along with a series of seminal video paintings are featured in this exhibition.
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