212 Arts is pleased to present a solo exhibition of Paul Richard’s work entitled “Negative Man”. The exhibit marks the first occasion that Paul’s vivid portraiture will be in dialogue with his street work. While his portraiture is elaborate and cerebral, his street art possesses a playful sense of spontaneity and quickness as he manages to capture the quintessential short-hand features of his subjects with nothing more than a dripped contour line of paint. Paul’s sidewalk drips have been captivating New Yorkers for over 25 years and have endured with lasting popularity. The recognizability of his work is a testament to Richard’s creativity in and out of the gallery and as such has earned him accolades in such publications as The Wall Street Journal, NY Times, Vogue, the Huffington Post, Architectural Digest, and Time Magazine. His collectors have come to include: Marc Jacobs, Beyonce, Jay-Z, John Varvatos, Justin Bieber, Elton John, Gerard Butler, and Christina Aguilera among many others. His work is also in the permanent collection of the Museum of Fine Art Boston and the Fisher-Landau Museum to name a few.
Paul will be featured at The Other Art Fair, present by Saatchi Art. The three day event is at the Brooklyn Expo Center from Friday November 10th to Sunday the 12th at 72 Noble Street (between Franklin and West Streets), Brooklyn, NY 11222.
Richard's drips and oil paintings include the defiant Portrait of a Woman, 2017, Oil on Canvas, 64 x 42 inches.
Paul Richard is honored and delighted to welcome the public to his Brooklyn work-space as part Greenpoint Point Open Studios 2017. Works in various Richard styles (oils and drips in particular) will be on display along with quite possibly a cheekier work especially for the event.
Paul with a drip of the Chrysler Building as formidable as the edifice itself. The work will be among the drips — large and small — on display and for sale Saturday and Sunday.
While the drips have gotten much of the attention in 2016 and 2017 (including acquisitions separately for pop stars Jay Z & Beyoncé and Justin Bieber), the studio will be well adorned with Richard's classic representation oil work. One beloved piece features the artist and his dog Ranger posing before thick red drapes. The painting is a favorite of Richard's and he keeps it in his private collection.