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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 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.The show will feature some advance copies of "The Steve Keene Art Book," the first monograph of his work that's due out on June 14. East Village resident Daniel Efram, a longtime Keene collaborator, is producing the artbook. (Efram has also shared photos with EVG through the years.)
Public Access is at 105 Henry St. near Pike Street. Gallery hours: Thursday 6-8 p.m.; Friday 2-6 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday noon to 6 p.m.
Art by Steve Keene; images courtesy of Daniel Efram
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