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March 16, 2009 

MEDIA CONTACT: Nick Massella
(202) 994-3087; massella@gwu.edu
LUTHER W. BRADY ART GALLERY:
(202) 994-1525

WHO LOVES YOU BABY: A NEW YORK "ECLECTION"
PAINTINGS FROM NEW YORK'S EAST VILLAGE AND SOHO
APRIL 1 - MAY 1, 2009

EVENT: 

The George Washington University's Luther W. Brady Art Gallery presents the exhibition Who Loves You Baby: A New York "Eclection."  The exhibition features a recent gift of 17 paintings, most of which were collected during the 1980s and 1990s in New York City.

WHEN: 

Exhibition Dates: April 1 - May 1, 2009
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

WHERE: 

The George Washington University
Luther W. Brady Art Gallery
Media and Public Affairs Building, 2nd Floor
805 21st St., NW, Washington, D.C.
Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro (Blue and Orange lines)

COST: 

This exhibit is free and open to the public.  Members of the media wishing to attend should contact Nick Massella at (202) 994-3087 or massella@gwu.edu.

BACKGROUND:

New Yorkers Lucy and Robert Reitzfeld are collectors who also make art.  Exploring the many storefront galleries to be found in New York's East Village and SoHo during the 1980s and 1990s, they came in contact with artists and art dealers, became their friends, and while producing works themselves, collected works by an eclectic group of artists active in this vibrant moment in the art world. With an aesthetic that grew out of a love for the streetscape of New York, pop culture, and the inspiration of comic art, together they sought out divergent but compatible works to collect.

The collection of 17 paintings includes a piece by prominent Washington, D.C., artist Robin Rose as well as works by David Carrino, Charles Clough, David Diao, Stephen Ellis, and Melissa Meyer. Three of the paintings by Lucy and Robert Reitzfeld also are on display.

The Luther W. Brady Art Gallery is the professional showcase for art at GW. Luther W. Brady (B.A. '46, M.D. '48), the gallery's namesake and benefactor, is a world-renowned oncologist who earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees at GW. He also received the honorary degree of Doctor of Fine Arts from GW in May 2004 and has served as a member of the University's Board of Trustees.

For more information on the exhibit, please call GW's University Art Galleries at (202) 994-1525.

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