An Encounter with Richard Butler

Posted by The G on February 22, 2011 under Encounters with G | Be the First to Comment

Photo by G.

Richard Butler and Geoffrey Dicker

Richard Butler and G

The other night, I attended the opening night gala for Psychedelic Furs front man Richard Butler’s art exhibit “hypochondriacatthegrammercyparkhotel” at Freight + Volume in New York.  The tremendously talented artist was very cool when I met him.  I got to tell him what a big fan I am of his work and I congratulated him on the success of his exhibit.  He thanked me for my support. Pretty cool!  If you are in the New York area, you can see “hypochondriacatthegrammercyparkhotel” by Richard Butler showing at Freight + Volume in New York until March 26, 2011.  Freight + Volume is located at 530 West 24th Street.  Thanks again Richard!

hypochondriacatthegrammercyparkhotel by Richard Butler

Posted by The G on February 19, 2011 under Artsy Fartsy | Be the First to Comment

Photos by G.  Art by Richard Butler.

Richard Butler

hypochondriacatthegrammercyparkhotel by Richard Butler. Now showing at Freight + Volume in New York through March 26, 2011

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.

Richard Butler

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!

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