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POSTED BY: clayton patterson | Sat Aug 31st, 2002 1 a.m.

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>>>>> from: Clayton Patterson GALLERY
>>>>> 161 ESSEX STREET
>>>>> New York. N.Y. 10002
>>>>> (212) 477-1363
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>>>>> subject: SPIDER WEBB-----"911 NEVER FORGET" Exhibition
>>>>> Recent Art Works
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>>>>> when: Opening reception for the artist Thursday Sept. 5, 7:00 to
>>>>> 10:00
>>>>> P.M.
>>>>> Press viewing:Tuesday, September 3, 3:00 to 5:00 P.M.
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>>>>> ARTIST STATEMENT:
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>>>>> September 10, 2001 was a great day. That morning I caught the biggest
>>>>> fish
>>>>> of my life; that afternoon I had a new grandchild and was photographed for
>>>>> a
>>>>> poster at Coney Island; that evening I was at a charity auction for
>>>>> Friends
>>>>> in Deed at Christie's NYC. The auction "Icons and Legends" was hosted by
>>>>> Richard Avedon and was a star studded event if there ever was one. I was
>>>>> especially pleased when I saw the auction catalog had my art work listed
>>>>> as
>>>>> "priceless." Not bad for a kid from the Bronx, I thought.
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>>>>> After cocktails with old and new friends and the auction, my agent Les
>>>>> Barany, my date for the evening Dragonfly and I stepped outside onto
>>>>> Rockefeller Center for a few quick photos. It was now September 11 and
>>>>> the
>>>>> rain had stopped. The city, my city, was clear , clean and wonderful. I
>>>>> went home to bed. When I awoke that morning of September 11, I was on
>>>>> 15th
>>>>> Street and 7th Avenue. All hell broke lose. Smoke, sirens, fighter jets
>>>>> in
>>>>> the air and debrie flying all over the place.
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>>>>> This was not September 10th anymore! When I got home I did what most of
>>>>> the country did-- stayed glued to the television to see over and over and
>>>>> over again what I just saw live. To keep my sanity I picked up a pencil
>>>>> and
>>>>> started to sketch- and sketch I did. I sat in the same chair for seven
>>>>> months, seven days a week eighteen hours a day. This show is a result of
>>>>> those seven months- Never Forget- Spider Webb NYC-
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>>>>> About the Artist
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>>>>> Webb's work can be seen on thousands of people everywhere. He has
>>>>> lectured
>>>>> internationally, his paintings---sculptures and photographs have been
>>>>> exhibited in galleries and museums around the world. He studied at the
>>>>> Art
>>>>> Student's League in New York City, received his Bachelor of Fine Arts
>>>>> degree
>>>>> from the School of Visual Arts in New York City, and his Master of Fine
>>>>> Arts
>>>>> from the University of Guanajuato, Mexico. Thus far, fifteen of his
>>>>> books
>>>>> have been published. Eight of them this year, including his "Military
>>>>> Flash".In the 60's Spider Webb thrust tattooed bodies into the limelight
>>>>> and helped legitimize the art with his book PUSHING INK--The Fine Art of
>>>>> Tattooing. When not swimming with the Coney Island Polar Bears, he spends
>>>>> his time at his lakefront home in Connecticut, painting, preparing his
>>>>> next
>>>>> book, designing one of a kind tattoo machines, and inventing new ways to
>>>>> create beautiful art. The most recent showing of his one of a kind tattoo
>>>>> machines was at the Museum of Natural History, NYC 1999-2000
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