The shows' timing coincides with the 40th anniversary of Picasso's death, April 8, 1973, in which gallery owner, Jessica Porter shares her birthday with the date of his passing. Such a great fact to know and adds even more meaning to the exhibit! (Funny, my birthday coinsides with the opening of Studio 54, perhaps that is why I worship all things, yes, "Studio 54 - 70's disco-era-Halston-Warhol-esque..." I could go on. Back to the show, the title of the exhibit is drawn from Picasso's final words "Drink to me, drink to my health, you know I can't drink anymore." Another quote "Good artists borrow, great artists steal" inspires two works for the show as well. You can learn more about the backstory by visiting http://portercontemporary.com, better yet by going to the gallery located at 548 W. 28th Street in Chelsea, NYC. Below are a few of my favorites from the exhibit...
Chaltin Pagan (right) with her representation
Jason Bryant and his installation piece
Jennifer Murray (two above)
Jan Huling (left) / Jeff Huntington (right)
Again, the show runs through May 18, 2013 and is another example on why Porter Contemporary is one of my most favorite galleries in NYC!