Updated: Jun 3, 2022
LEO FITZPATRICK’S PUBLIC ACCESS ANNOUNCES
STEVE KEENE’S “SK ART SHOW”
FIRST MAJOR SHOW FROM POP CULTURE LEGEND SINCE 2019
Celebrating publication of the epic The Steve Keene Art Book
– the first monograph/collection of the NYC icon’s work
Public Access 105 Henry Street, NYC 10002
Hours: Thurs/Fri 2-6 pm Sat/Sun 12-6 pm
One of the most collected/beloved/affordable American artists in the world, STEVE KEENE’s new “SK Art Show'' opens at Leo Fitzpatrick’s Public Access gallery from April 7 - 10, and the four-day exhibit is KEENE’s first in-person show since 2019. KEENE’s gallery shows are renowned for their astonishingly affordable paintings which give anyone a chance to own a piece of original art, or start their own collection. A limited number of advance copies of The Steve Keene Art Book (the first monograph of his work, due out June 14th from Hat & Beard Press) will be available for the first time to the public.
Be advised, this is no traditional art gallery show.
Art fans will get the full STEVE KEENE experience as the ‘one-man art factory’ packs Public Access with dozens, if not hundreds of LP-sized works, all for sale via his custom-made donation box: Hundreds of paintings. For sale. Cheap.
KEENE’s distinctive ‘wall of art’ presentation style is no accident. “I consider myself an installation artist,” he confides. “If people see anything less than a huge wall of my paintings at one time, I don’t think they get it.”
KEENE is beloved for his deep ties to the 90s indie rock scene, where he started out selling his album cover homages at merch tables all over NYC, ultimately becoming known as much for his cheery, automated style as for his everyman prices of just $5 - 10 per painting. After a 30+ year career producing over 300,000 paintings, STEVE KEENE is a world-famous pop culture icon and this June heralds the arrival of the spectacular The Steve Keene Art Book.
While KEENE operates outside of the traditional art world, his work has been featured at some of the most prestigious galleries, museums and fairs including Frieze New York, The Institute of Contemporary Art (LA) and Marlborough Gallery (NY). The Steve Keene Art Book was produced by Daniel Efram and features essays by artists Shepard Fairey and Ryan McGinness.
Book details: $95 // Hardcover // 264 pages
Published by Hat & Beard Press and Tractor Beam
Pre-Order Date: March 15 / Official Pub Date: June 14
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