Photos by G. Art by Richard Butler.
When you read the headline and saw “Richard Butler,” I’ll bet you probably had the same reaction I initially had: “Richard Butler is also the name of the lead singer of Psychedelic Furs.” Guess what? The lead singer of Psychedelic Furs is also an incredibly talented fine artist as well as being a hell of a rock star! Freight + Volume in New York is showing an exhibit of Richard Butler’s paintings in an exhibit entitled “hypochondriacatthegrammercyparkhotel.” Though his portraits look simple at a glance, upon further inspection, layers of mystery and darkness start to reveal themselves.
I was fortunate enough to attend the opening night gala reception and I had the chance to meet Richard Butler! He was very nice and a photo of that experience will be coming soon. For now, enjoy a couple more photos of amazing works from this incredibly talented artist!
“hypochondriacatthegrammercyparkhotel” by Richard Butler is showing at Freight + Volume in New York until March 26, 2011. Freight + Volume is located at 530 West 24th Street. Don’t miss it!