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    Syd Mead Show in NYC! May 11- June 30, Opening Friday May 11th, 6 - 8pm

    [url=http://galleryonefone.blogspot.com[/url] This would be my gallery in Sweden

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    Awesome! thanks so much for posting this.

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    Oh man, this is just a hop-skip from the hotel I'm staying at-- amazing!

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    I don't even understand how he pulls off some of the things he does with gouache. Amazing.

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    Anybody know how many paintings will be in the show? If its more than 20 I might have to make a pilgrimage to see them.

    Hmmm...
    I just emailed the gallery and they said they will have 20 pieces; quite a show of work.

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    Sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo there!

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    Wish I was in newyork to see this. He has been a hero to me for some time.

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    I was just in New York to see the Odd Nerdrum show (also checked out Kremer Pigments and Vasari paints). I've been looking for a good excuse to go back. This looks like it. I thought I was gonna have to wait until October for the Ashley Wood show. I also want to chek out NY Central Art Supply.

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    So has anyone seen this? It opened 2 days ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dpaint View Post
    So has anyone seen this? It opened 2 days ago.
    I was at the opening, which was quiet and not crowded. Syd was unable to be there in person but spoke with us via Skype. He offered lots of insights about the work, is amazingly thorough, has worked out every conceptual detail of every painting, and recalls it all perfectly (even when asked about something he painted 40 years ago). Check out his Gnomon dvds see what I mean and, incidentally, the rendering from that dvd is at the show.

    The show itself is about 20 pieces going as far back as the 60s. Some are classic Syd pieces, which you will recognize; The hyper-van renderings, the giant robotic greyhounds, the cover to Oblagon, etc. There were also a couple I hadn't seen on the net or in reproduction before.

    Since they are gouache, the surface is fairly flat and you don't learn quite as much as you might from seeing an oil painting in person. Still very worthwhile imo. An interesting thing is how technically consistent they are - something he painted in the 1960s looks just like anything he might paint 40 years later. They are all the same size, rendered (very efficiently) in the same technique and to the same level of detail. There's also a piece from the 70s where Syd predicted the internet (and actually used the word 'intrnet') as well as predicting Ipad-type tablets.

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