An exhibition of drawings from the series Saints & Sinners by Salvatore Catalano, Fashion Illustration, will be on view at the National Arts Club in Gramercy Park from March 6 through April 1. The exhibition will feature over 60 drawings of gangsters, artists, saints, politicians, and world leaders, including Jane Goodall, Rosa Parks, Al Capone, Gandhi, and Mike Tyson. The National Arts Club is located at 15 Gramercy Park South in Manhattan.
From the National Arts Club press release:
Saints & Sinners is a continuing series of portraits inspired by two outstanding influences in his life: the church and the streets. “In the streets, I heard stories about gangsters and organized crime. In church, I learned about heaven and hell. Growing up in Brooklyn in the 1950s and 1960s, I was surrounded by neighborhood kids who started out good and grew up to be mobsters. Others belonged to street gangs and later became priests. If it wasn’t for my ability to draw, I could have easily ended up going in a very different direction. I think we all have that aduality inside of us,” says Catalano. “These portraits are of people, good and evil and somewhere in between.”
For more information, contact Catalano, 212 217.5809.
The exhibition is free and open to the public.