Thursday, November 1, 2012

Bette Midler's 2012 Hulaween

For Bette Midler's 2012 Hulaween at the Waldorf Astoria, I was approached by designer Douglas Little to paint the central backdrop for the stage. Blondie was performing and he wanted an image of a Devil puppeteer controling the events on stage. For inspiration, I looked to old posters of magician Harry Kellar, headshots of a young Vincent Price, and handsome photographs of movie star Errol Flynn. The results can be seen in the assorted images below.

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And here is the masquerade ball in full swing:

Monday, October 15, 2012

5th Avenue Trompe L'Oeil backdrops for Bergdorf Goodman

Bergdorf had me created five huge trompe L'Oeil backdrops for an entire 5th avenue roll out. The murals were painted larger than the back wall of the window so that they themselves could then be draped, adding dimension to the already dimensional rendering of the murals. You can see the progress images of these murals in an earlier post on this blog. 

Here are some shots of the murals in progress:

Monday, September 17, 2012

"Am I Dreaming?" Photographed by Autumn De Wilde for Paper Magazine Sept 2012

My painted murals were featured in Paper Magazine's 2012 September issue, in an editorial spread photographed by Autumn De Wilde and art directed by the amazing Bret Day Windam. The spread is titled "Am I Dreaming?" and my equestrian themed murals set the scene for this hazy adolescent fantasy. 

Monday, September 3, 2012

Art Installations for Jonathan Alder's Shelter Island home

Jonathan Alder contacted me and asked me to do two projects for his beautiful home in Shelter Island. This first was this hand painted typeface mural on rough sawn lumber in his master bathroom.

The other project was an installation of nautical themed yarn drawings in the guest bedroom hallway.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

P. Diddy GQ shoot

Portraits and surround artwork for Martin Schoeller's GQ shoot with P. Diddy at the Waldorf Astoria.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Rufus Wainwright "Out of the Game" shoot

For Rufus Wainwright's newest album "Out of the Game" the stylist Ryan Schaefer had me create a faux marble floor for this Tina Tyrell photoshoot .


Here is a cool little promo video that shows some more of the shoot with Tina Tyrell.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Painted Realistic Male Mannequins and tattoo.

The Men's Store at Bergdorf Goodman are putting in windows designed by Ryan Schaefer, an amazing set designer with a great aesthetic sensibility. He had me put the finishing touches on these realistic mannequins by painting a grizzled stubbly look to their faces and adding a cool ivy tattoo. Click images to enlarge.

Faux Marble Floors

Faux marble floor backdrops for Ryan Schaefer's windows at Bergdorf Goodman Men's store windows.