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Paul Leibow, Coffee + Cigarettes, 2019

$550.00

This is a super rare and imaginative print - edition of only 10 - and it makes an amazing gift! 

Paul Leibow

Coffee + Cigarettes, 2019

Newsprint Grey Somerset Velvet

Printed at Tamarind Institute. Hand printed by Elena Carrasco under the supervision of Master Printer Brandon Gunn

Pencil signed and numbered lower right from the edition of only 10

Bears Tamarind Institute chop mark lower left

Accompanied by copy of detailed Tamarind documentation sheet

Lithograph with image concept invention of a non existent character: Feel licks ears over ads of vintage comics, creating a unique abstract work, including ghosted figures and cigarettes and coffee falling from an imagined earthquake. The attempt was to use a series from vintage characters that inform the piece, with a body inside the Feel Licks cat face structure. Includes a brain W-ray with lamb faces as a surreal interplay. 6-color print, derived from the artist Mark Rothko in a blend roll or orange and red hue. Limited edition print, signed recto from the edition of only 10

 

PAUL LEIBOW BIOGRAPHY - IN HIS OWN WORDS:

Paul Leibow was born in NYC, gained a BFA from SVA in 1983, and studied with designer Milton Glaser in ‘85, showing nationally from 1990. New American Paintings art book, work featured and selected by Elisabeth Sussman, curator Whitney Museum. I worked on art projects for Bruce Springsteen, art for apparel, the album the Ghost of Tom Joad, and helping to brand his world tour with icons. My work is also in the ACNNJ NJ National Juried Show curator: Thyrza Nichols Goodeve, Whitney Museum. Also NJ national juried show, awarded top prize by: Juror-Cynthia Goodman curator Whitney Museum. The Metropolitan Museum of Art 1990-2000 art film: For a Limited Time in the program for art on film. New York Times—(2017) Taking it to the streets review by Colin Moynihan; The New York Times—NJ (09/03/95) Review of work. The New York Times—NJ (05/14/95) Leo Castelli Gallery exhibition from SVA Alumni ‘77 thru ‘87 (work removed from show)—Work Selected by Lowery Sims Curator: Metropolitan Museum of Art. Directed art film “Black Babylonian Beads” 9 min short, 2016 premiered in MoRUS Museum NYC, the event

“speaking truth to power” film was selected into five film festivals. Tamarind Institute, awarded an “Arts Residency” for February 2019, (one of four artists selected into UNM), Tamarind Institute in New Mexico I created two new limited edition lithographs. Both editions shown at the Tamarind Institutes Gallery in May/June of 2019. The New Mexico Museum of Art in UNM. Two lithograph editions are archived into the museum collection.

In my process I merge abstraction with figures, I work the thighs and hips of a model into a structure of cartoon imagery in charged mark making. I reflect a fractured alphabet over classical figure drawing in the series FeelLicks, a style somewhere between expressionism and pop art. In the face of the character is also a woman’s shape from behind. My materials are usually mix media from charcoal, paint and even print making, to depict icons informed by Batman, Felix the Cat and alternative vintage cartoons. Artists that included characters in their works I find useful are Raymond Pettibon, Joyce Pensato, and Philip Guston. Some of these artists utilize a myth from characters, which enter from the child’s world in an interwar period post 1918. When characters were combating internal conflict from kids paranoia with hero’s fighting pho’s over grave realities of political extremism. However these reinvented characters I abstract, look at art history to find the appropriate structure and surface tension, artists such as Gerhard Richter and Mark Rothko employ. I also hold a lens up to address the public citizenry as humanity and activism are integral in the work.

 

ARTIST BIO

Paul Leibow works in painting, sculpture, mix media and film. A documentary art video about his archival process was selected into the Metropolitan Museum of Arts (program for art on film). Over his art career his work has been selected for art books and exhibitions by curators form the Whitney Museum and Met. Leibow has created art works for recording artist Bruce Springsteen for his world tour, including books, branded icons / logos utilized for his concerts. 2020 artworks featured in Artmaze Magazineʼs Winter Issue 16.

1961 Born: New York City / 1983 School of Visual Arts - NY, BFA, / 1983 Summer Works: Art and design program–NY State / 1985 Studied with designer Milton Glaser

ONE MAN

2019 PABT Arts – New York City, Windows Gallery Aug. – November
2019 Le Galerista – Canada –art apparel line
2019 New Mexico Museum of Art (UNM) – Two Tamarind Editions archived into the museum. 2019 Tamarind Institute – Artist Residency (one of 4 artist awarded residency)
2019 Tamarind Institute Gallery – No Modifiers exhibition
2016 MoRUS Museum, – Black Babylonian Beads- Art film premier,

Museum of reclaimed urban space- NYC
2010 Borghi Fine Arts Gallery – NJ
2007 Zen Gallery – NJ
2004 Waltuch Gallery – NJ
1998 Liquid Gallery – NJ Sibling Rivalry-a show with his brother.
1989 John Harms Center for the Arts, Bergen PAC – NJ
1987 John Harms Center for the Arts, Bergen PAC- NJ
1998 Liquid Gallery – NJ “Sibling Rivalry
1995 Center Gallery OCCC – NJ “Symbols” 2 man Show (Exhibition of cultural icons) 1995 Watchung Arts Centerv NJ Installation (Elucidations of the empty)
1995 Montclair State University Art Gallery – NJ Abstract Polarities

Juried by Ivan Karp, 2nd Annual Solo Exhibition

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2020 The Museum of Hoboken: Featured in Every Mask a Blank Canvas Exhibition 2020 MAM: Montclair Art Museum – JAM at MAM auction / online Exhibition
2020 BSB gallery – Silent auction / Online Exhibition
2020 Transformative – Online Exhibition

2020 Novado Gallery – N.J. Feb. Exhibition RED
2020 Art maze Magazineʼs Winter Issue 16 - international artists featured in the print edition 2020 Novado Gallery – N.J. working with gallery to showcase works on paper.
2020 Sugar Press – CA Print editions
2019 Paper west –Utah
2019 Frontline Arts –Oct. (The war on the world)
2019 Studio Montclair Gallery, NJ, Everyday Objects
2019 Studios Projects Gallery “HA exhibition” and artist talk – Hoboken NJ
2019 Edward Williams Gallery – FDU, NJ Red carpet hides beneath our desire
2019 Tamarind Institute, Artist Residency New Mexico, May exhibition ”No Modifiers”
2018 Paper west – Utah
2018 1340 Galley – Art registry
2018 The Rotunda Gallery – Abstract show- June, Photography shows July

 

2018 Edward Williams Gallery – Group FDU
2018 Union Street Galley – Pen & Ink show- March, Chicago Il.
2018 Garden Lev Galley – NJ
2018 bG Galley: Stripes show – Santa Monica CA
2017 Alvin Gittins Gallery– Utah, Paper West- National works on paper juried show 2017 MoRus Museum- NYC, Taking it to the streets: Museum of reclaimed urban space 2017 New York Times -Taking it to the streets review May18th by (Colin Moynihan) 2016 Art Film premier at MoRUS Museum- NYC
2016 Film Festivals, GBFF Green Bay, NNFF Near Nazareth, SCFF Studio City & FBFF.
2016 AEDRA Fine Arts- NJ Jersey City, gallery interview
2014 ARTWORKS Gallery- NJ

SHOWS & REVIEWS Limited highlights, exhibitions 2020 - 1984

Metropolitan Museum of Art - art film entitled: “For a Limited Time” Program for Art on Film ALJIRA - NJ National 4 Juried Show
ACNNJ- NJ -National Juried Show By curator: -Thyrza Nichols Goodeve, Whitney Museum City Without Walls - NJ -The Mask: Magic or Menace

SVA: Visual Arts Museum - NYC Best of the Best
Montclair State Art Gallery -NJ juried by William Zimmer
Exit Art/ The First World – NY
Leo Castelli Gallery -SVA Alumni 77ʼ thru 87ʼ
Juror Lowery Sims Curator: Metropolitan Museum (Work removed)
Montclair State Art Gallery - N J (Received Jurorʼs Award)
New American Paintings – Art Book- Elisabeth Sussman, curator Whitney Museum
Arts Center Northern N.J. -National Show/ Top Prize: Juror-Cynthia Goodman, Whitney Museum

INTERVIEWS / AWARDS - Partial list: 2020 – 1989
The Museum of Hoboken: award co-winner of the Every Mask a Blank Canvas
The Record News Paper NJ (Oct. 2014) Leonia Mural
New American Paintings Book 15th Edition
NY1 News story, Currency Show - Borghi Fine Arts, NJ
NorthJersey.com - Leonia artist displays his ʻcurrency artʼ
The Record News Paper NJ (02/04/09) Better Living Section
201 Magazine -Arts Issue, NJ (04 / 07) Featured & Interview about work in art & design
The Record News Paper-NJ (05/06/07) Interview of one-man show- Art featured on cover
The Newark Star Ledger - NJ (08 / 03) Review of Masks- CWW Show
The New York Times - NJ (09/03/95) Review of work
The New York Times - NJ (05/14/95) Review of work
New American Paintings – Book: two page spread Juror: Elisabeth Sussman, Whitney Museum Montclair State Art Gallery - N J (Received Jurorʼs Award)
New York Magazine - Featuring sculpture from (Exit Art/The First World.)
Arts Center of Northern N.J. - NJ National Juried Show / Awarded Top Prize:
-Juror-Cynthia Goodman -curator Whitney Museum
Channel 5 News - NY Morning show airs sculpture Cosmetized 1989
-San Diego Union - CA. 04/09/89 Art -review West Week
Pavilion Gallery Catalog - NJ June 30 Featured Work on Cover: with Commentary
-(by Burton Wasserman and Jacob Landau)
This Magazine -Tokyo, Japan: artistʼs interview (Vol. 3)
IDEA - (annual) - Tokyo, Japan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art - 1990-2000 film: “For a Limited Time”
-Catalogued in the Program for Art on Film: an International Compilation.
Bruce Springsteen - Recording artist: ʻ95 /ʻ96 World Tour and new album of that year.

 

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This is a super rare and imaginative print - edition of only 10 - and it makes an amazing gift! 

Paul Leibow

Coffee + Cigarettes, 2019

Newsprint Grey Somerset Velvet

Printed at Tamarind Institute. Hand printed by Elena Carrasco under the supervision of Master Printer Brandon Gunn

Pencil signed and numbered lower right from the edition of only 10

Bears Tamarind Institute chop mark lower left

Accompanied by copy of detailed Tamarind documentation sheet

Lithograph with image concept invention of a non existent character: Feel licks ears over ads of vintage comics, creating a unique abstract work, including ghosted figures and cigarettes and coffee falling from an imagined earthquake. The attempt was to use a series from vintage characters that inform the piece, with a body inside the Feel Licks cat face structure. Includes a brain W-ray with lamb faces as a surreal interplay. 6-color print, derived from the artist Mark Rothko in a blend roll or orange and red hue. Limited edition print, signed recto from the edition of only 10

 

PAUL LEIBOW BIOGRAPHY - IN HIS OWN WORDS:

Paul Leibow was born in NYC, gained a BFA from SVA in 1983, and studied with designer Milton Glaser in ‘85, showing nationally from 1990. New American Paintings art book, work featured and selected by Elisabeth Sussman, curator Whitney Museum. I worked on art projects for Bruce Springsteen, art for apparel, the album the Ghost of Tom Joad, and helping to brand his world tour with icons. My work is also in the ACNNJ NJ National Juried Show curator: Thyrza Nichols Goodeve, Whitney Museum. Also NJ national juried show, awarded top prize by: Juror-Cynthia Goodman curator Whitney Museum. The Metropolitan Museum of Art 1990-2000 art film: For a Limited Time in the program for art on film. New York Times—(2017) Taking it to the streets review by Colin Moynihan; The New York Times—NJ (09/03/95) Review of work. The New York Times—NJ (05/14/95) Leo Castelli Gallery exhibition from SVA Alumni ‘77 thru ‘87 (work removed from show)—Work Selected by Lowery Sims Curator: Metropolitan Museum of Art. Directed art film “Black Babylonian Beads” 9 min short, 2016 premiered in MoRUS Museum NYC, the event

“speaking truth to power” film was selected into five film festivals. Tamarind Institute, awarded an “Arts Residency” for February 2019, (one of four artists selected into UNM), Tamarind Institute in New Mexico I created two new limited edition lithographs. Both editions shown at the Tamarind Institutes Gallery in May/June of 2019. The New Mexico Museum of Art in UNM. Two lithograph editions are archived into the museum collection.

In my process I merge abstraction with figures, I work the thighs and hips of a model into a structure of cartoon imagery in charged mark making. I reflect a fractured alphabet over classical figure drawing in the series FeelLicks, a style somewhere between expressionism and pop art. In the face of the character is also a woman’s shape from behind. My materials are usually mix media from charcoal, paint and even print making, to depict icons informed by Batman, Felix the Cat and alternative vintage cartoons. Artists that included characters in their works I find useful are Raymond Pettibon, Joyce Pensato, and Philip Guston. Some of these artists utilize a myth from characters, which enter from the child’s world in an interwar period post 1918. When characters were combating internal conflict from kids paranoia with hero’s fighting pho’s over grave realities of political extremism. However these reinvented characters I abstract, look at art history to find the appropriate structure and surface tension, artists such as Gerhard Richter and Mark Rothko employ. I also hold a lens up to address the public citizenry as humanity and activism are integral in the work.

 

ARTIST BIO

Paul Leibow works in painting, sculpture, mix media and film. A documentary art video about his archival process was selected into the Metropolitan Museum of Arts (program for art on film). Over his art career his work has been selected for art books and exhibitions by curators form the Whitney Museum and Met. Leibow has created art works for recording artist Bruce Springsteen for his world tour, including books, branded icons / logos utilized for his concerts. 2020 artworks featured in Artmaze Magazineʼs Winter Issue 16.

1961 Born: New York City / 1983 School of Visual Arts - NY, BFA, / 1983 Summer Works: Art and design program–NY State / 1985 Studied with designer Milton Glaser

ONE MAN

2019 PABT Arts – New York City, Windows Gallery Aug. – November
2019 Le Galerista – Canada –art apparel line
2019 New Mexico Museum of Art (UNM) – Two Tamarind Editions archived into the museum. 2019 Tamarind Institute – Artist Residency (one of 4 artist awarded residency)
2019 Tamarind Institute Gallery – No Modifiers exhibition
2016 MoRUS Museum, – Black Babylonian Beads- Art film premier,

Museum of reclaimed urban space- NYC
2010 Borghi Fine Arts Gallery – NJ
2007 Zen Gallery – NJ
2004 Waltuch Gallery – NJ
1998 Liquid Gallery – NJ Sibling Rivalry-a show with his brother.
1989 John Harms Center for the Arts, Bergen PAC – NJ
1987 John Harms Center for the Arts, Bergen PAC- NJ
1998 Liquid Gallery – NJ “Sibling Rivalry
1995 Center Gallery OCCC – NJ “Symbols” 2 man Show (Exhibition of cultural icons) 1995 Watchung Arts Centerv NJ Installation (Elucidations of the empty)
1995 Montclair State University Art Gallery – NJ Abstract Polarities

Juried by Ivan Karp, 2nd Annual Solo Exhibition

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2020 The Museum of Hoboken: Featured in Every Mask a Blank Canvas Exhibition 2020 MAM: Montclair Art Museum – JAM at MAM auction / online Exhibition
2020 BSB gallery – Silent auction / Online Exhibition
2020 Transformative – Online Exhibition

2020 Novado Gallery – N.J. Feb. Exhibition RED
2020 Art maze Magazineʼs Winter Issue 16 - international artists featured in the print edition 2020 Novado Gallery – N.J. working with gallery to showcase works on paper.
2020 Sugar Press – CA Print editions
2019 Paper west –Utah
2019 Frontline Arts –Oct. (The war on the world)
2019 Studio Montclair Gallery, NJ, Everyday Objects
2019 Studios Projects Gallery “HA exhibition” and artist talk – Hoboken NJ
2019 Edward Williams Gallery – FDU, NJ Red carpet hides beneath our desire
2019 Tamarind Institute, Artist Residency New Mexico, May exhibition ”No Modifiers”
2018 Paper west – Utah
2018 1340 Galley – Art registry
2018 The Rotunda Gallery – Abstract show- June, Photography shows July

 

2018 Edward Williams Gallery – Group FDU
2018 Union Street Galley – Pen & Ink show- March, Chicago Il.
2018 Garden Lev Galley – NJ
2018 bG Galley: Stripes show – Santa Monica CA
2017 Alvin Gittins Gallery– Utah, Paper West- National works on paper juried show 2017 MoRus Museum- NYC, Taking it to the streets: Museum of reclaimed urban space 2017 New York Times -Taking it to the streets review May18th by (Colin Moynihan) 2016 Art Film premier at MoRUS Museum- NYC
2016 Film Festivals, GBFF Green Bay, NNFF Near Nazareth, SCFF Studio City & FBFF.
2016 AEDRA Fine Arts- NJ Jersey City, gallery interview
2014 ARTWORKS Gallery- NJ

SHOWS & REVIEWS Limited highlights, exhibitions 2020 - 1984

Metropolitan Museum of Art - art film entitled: “For a Limited Time” Program for Art on Film ALJIRA - NJ National 4 Juried Show
ACNNJ- NJ -National Juried Show By curator: -Thyrza Nichols Goodeve, Whitney Museum City Without Walls - NJ -The Mask: Magic or Menace

SVA: Visual Arts Museum - NYC Best of the Best
Montclair State Art Gallery -NJ juried by William Zimmer
Exit Art/ The First World – NY
Leo Castelli Gallery -SVA Alumni 77ʼ thru 87ʼ
Juror Lowery Sims Curator: Metropolitan Museum (Work removed)
Montclair State Art Gallery - N J (Received Jurorʼs Award)
New American Paintings – Art Book- Elisabeth Sussman, curator Whitney Museum
Arts Center Northern N.J. -National Show/ Top Prize: Juror-Cynthia Goodman, Whitney Museum

INTERVIEWS / AWARDS - Partial list: 2020 – 1989
The Museum of Hoboken: award co-winner of the Every Mask a Blank Canvas
The Record News Paper NJ (Oct. 2014) Leonia Mural
New American Paintings Book 15th Edition
NY1 News story, Currency Show - Borghi Fine Arts, NJ
NorthJersey.com - Leonia artist displays his ʻcurrency artʼ
The Record News Paper NJ (02/04/09) Better Living Section
201 Magazine -Arts Issue, NJ (04 / 07) Featured & Interview about work in art & design
The Record News Paper-NJ (05/06/07) Interview of one-man show- Art featured on cover
The Newark Star Ledger - NJ (08 / 03) Review of Masks- CWW Show
The New York Times - NJ (09/03/95) Review of work
The New York Times - NJ (05/14/95) Review of work
New American Paintings – Book: two page spread Juror: Elisabeth Sussman, Whitney Museum Montclair State Art Gallery - N J (Received Jurorʼs Award)
New York Magazine - Featuring sculpture from (Exit Art/The First World.)
Arts Center of Northern N.J. - NJ National Juried Show / Awarded Top Prize:
-Juror-Cynthia Goodman -curator Whitney Museum
Channel 5 News - NY Morning show airs sculpture Cosmetized 1989
-San Diego Union - CA. 04/09/89 Art -review West Week
Pavilion Gallery Catalog - NJ June 30 Featured Work on Cover: with Commentary
-(by Burton Wasserman and Jacob Landau)
This Magazine -Tokyo, Japan: artistʼs interview (Vol. 3)
IDEA - (annual) - Tokyo, Japan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art - 1990-2000 film: “For a Limited Time”
-Catalogued in the Program for Art on Film: an International Compilation.
Bruce Springsteen - Recording artist: ʻ95 /ʻ96 World Tour and new album of that year.

 

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Weight: 1.00 LBS
Width: 22.00
Height: 28.25
Depth: 0.20
Shipping: Calculated at Checkout