CURT HOPPE, DOWNTOWN PORTRAITS, 2010 – 2019
CATALOGUE NOW FREE ONLINE
Glad to hear that Howl! Happening: An Arturo Vega Project has now posted for free online viewing the catalogue for Curt Hoppe’s exhibition Downtown Portraits, 2010 – 2019. The 100-page catalogue includes reproductions of all of Hoppe’s twenty-four painted portraits and the 105 portrait photographs, along with essays by Walter Robinson, Carlo McCormick and Gallery 98’s Marc H Miller.
Hoppe has depicted the people who inspired him when he first moved to New York in the early 1970’s. It is a project rooted in youthful nostalgia, but it is also about aging. “I want this exhibition to be forward-looking,” he says. “These artists found a way to survive and to thrive… We’re cooler now than we were back then. Our lives are on our faces”.
The catalogue has been published by Howl! in tandem with Hoppe’s two-gallery exhibition at Howl! Happening and Frank Bernarducci Gallery. While you can look at the catalogue for free on the internet, collectors will want to purchase a signed copies at Howl!. The Bernarducci show closes on Saturday 25th, while the Howl! exhibition can be seen through Sunday, May 26th.