About the Work
CitiPond changed liquor distributors and needed artwork to replace the vintage alcohol posters that used to decorate Celsius, the heated outdoor restaurant and lounge at Bryant Park's skating rink in New York City. My brother and I each did two paintings, which were specifically designed for exterior display in extreme temperatures. To create a sense of cohesion and appeal to all ages, we agreed to focus on color, line, and shape as reflections on creative development. Several days before they went on display, Steve Jobs passed away. The title of the exhibit takes its name from Mona Simpson's quote at Steve Job's eulogy – “Fashion is what seems beautiful now but looks ugly later; art can be ugly at first but it becomes beautiful later.”
4 paintings, each 4 ft. x 4 ft.
Acrylic on primed polyvinyl chloride