Ken Falin Draws Hollywood
Date: February 16-February 25, 2012
Opening Reception: February 16, 2012, 6-9 PM
Location: 8678 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, CA 90069
“Hamilton-Selway Fine Art and Harold I. Huttas opens caricaturist artist Ken Falin first West Coast Show featuring some new drawings of this years Academy Award nominees.”
“Ken Falin Draws Hollywood”, will feature portraits of past and current Hollywood Oscar nominees and winners as well as some other popular portraits. Best Actor and Best Actress nominees for 2012 will be the focal point of this exhibition.
Ken Falin has been drawing for The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The Washing ton Post, the New Yorker, Hollywood Reporter as well as many other publications.
“Nothing focuses the mind better than a perfect line. That is what makes Ken Fallin’s portraits such a pleasure to look at, whether for the first time or the hundred-and-first. I draw portraits, too, but in prose, often for the Leisure & Arts page of the Wall Street Journal. And never do I feel luckier than when the paper dresses my piece with a caricature of Ken’s to capture the harried executive’s eye. Some of our subjects have been stars of stage and screen, whose careers are all about charisma. Some have been business tycoons, whose gift for existential drama expresses itself in places the casual observer will never see. Either way, Ken takes a sharp look, brandishes his steel quill, and traces in ink the essence of a living soul. The technique is antique, but applied with a zest that will never date. When someone calls to thank me for a great interview, the real purpose is usually to ask, “How do I buy the original illustration?” –Matthew Gurewitsch
Artist will be in attendance for the opening reception. Press interviews can be made in advance.