~LEO LIKES .. ELIZABETH & URS
that be: LEONARDO DICAPRIO, ELIZABETH PEYTON and URS FISCHER !!
guess I was right a while back, while reviewing the low-key ELIZABETH PEYTON opening at GAVIN BROWN’S, which is still up thru MAY 13, 2013 .. when speculating that the ‘real’ action, had already taken place .. behind the scenes !!
in a recent WSJ interview, put out to no doubt create some buzz for an upcoming art project of his own, on MAY 13, 2013 . . Mr. DiCaprio is holding an art auction at CHRISTIE’S to support his environmental causes .. Leo lets it be known that ELIZABETH PEYTON is one of the invited participating artists, and that she donated a portrait she did of Leonardo, just for this event.
KELLY CROW who asked the questions, asked Mr. DiCaprio: “I hear you sat for the ELIZABETH PEYTON portrait that’s in the coming auction. What was that like?”
the answer: “I had to be incredibly still for a long time – like two hours – which I’m not used to, but it was amazing to see her flip that switch as an artist.”
earlier on the article he is quoted as saying: “At one point I slowed down in my collecting because I felt like I was a little misdirected, but lately I’ve been collecting more. I’m really excited about a lot of these artists like URS FISCHER in the scene now.”
I guess you can CONNECT the DOTS .. YOURSELF !!
read the entire interview, for yourself, it’s INTERESTING – YES !!: ‘How Leo Got His Name’, WALL STREET JOURNAL, APRIL 19, 2013
there is actually a new URS FISCHER photo ‘table’ – acting as a book’shelf’ – in the front lobby of the ELIZABETH PEYTON show, now up at Gavin Brown’s enterprise, MARCH 29 – May 13, 2013.
PHOTO: NANCY SMITH. MARCH 28, 2013
I actually happened to cross paths with URS FISCHER a little ago while I strolling thru the Lower East Side. he was with his pretty dog, Ms. Terry, aka MYSTERY … well, something like that.
PHOTO: NANCY SMITH, NOV 17, 2013