Pastel Showstoppers: At Home and Abroad

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Two new shows, one in London and one in New York City, showcase the work of artists I came to admire from interviews in The Pastel Journal. In New York, at the The Culture Center, the current exhibition is “Sigmund Abeles at 75,” a show celebrating the life and art of renowned artist, Sigmund Abeles, a PSA Hall of Fame inductee in 2004. The exhibition is showing now through November 14 (hours 12 to 7 pm). If you’re in the city, plan to catch a talk with the artist this Saturday, November 14, at 3 pm. You can read more about Abeles in an interview with Elizabeth Exler in the February 2007 issue of The Pastel Journal.image001.jpg

In London, visit Browse & Darby on Cork Street to see its current exhibition “Australia” with artist Anthony Eyton, a master artist who works in both oils and pastels. We recently featured Eyton in the June 2009 issue of The Pastel Journal. The show runs through November 20 (hours are 10 to 5:30, Monday through Friday and 11 to 2 on Saturday).  

If anyone makes it to either, tell us about it here in the comments area of the blog!

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Self-Portrait With Horse Skull (top; oil, 20×24) by Sigmund Abeles; and Opera House, Sydney Night (oil on canvas, 24x 33) by Anthony Eyton

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