Now Powell is more apt to photograph strangers in his Greenwich Village neighborhood and the true New Yorker rather than the rappers and celebs around town. And, I love that as well. Now, bring on artist Ryan Keeley who has taken the legendary photos and transformed them into another dimensional work of art. He has mixed, color induced and manipulated the photos for a new look...and here they are below. The shows titled "Chopped X Shrewed;" a classic remix by Ryan Keeley featured Powell's & Craig Wetherby was held at Joseph Gross's Art NowNY Gallery in Chelsea and I attended the closing party last week. Yes, the show is down but you can still see the images here or visit the sites below for more information. Have a look, you'll remember seeing these in the past...
Jean Michel Basquiat & Andy Warhol
Artist Ryan Keeley & The Beastie Boys
The Beastie Boys
Gallery director Joey Gross & Ricky Powell
Powell, featured in the latest Juxtapoze Magazine
More iconic Powell shots in front of Keeley's work...
For more info on the artists visit: http://keeley.xxx, http://artnowny.com, http://www.rickypowell.com & www.rockpaperphoto.com