05 Jul Antony Zito, Solo Show | Curated by Tony Mann – July 30th – August 2nd
Antony Zito | Solo Show, Curated by Tony Mann
Monday, July 30th, 2018 to Thursday, August 2nd, 2018.
About artist Antony Zito, known for painting portraits on the streets of the Lower East Side, NYC –
Hailing from the woods of Northern Connecticut, Zito has spent over 20 years on New York’s Lower East Side. Zito ran a gallery and portrait studio on Ludlow Street through 2006. To New Yorkers, his portraits of the local characters illustrate a sweeping line through the legendary period after the dust settled from the 80s East Village art scene. The New York Post has called his portrait paintings “sensual” and his renderings of people on recycled materials other than canvas have prompted The Village Voice to refer to him as “a master of the found object”. His work has been exhibited and collected throughout the US, UK, Italy, France, Spain, Belgium and Japan. Zito’s portraits and other artwork appear in Jim Jarmusch’s films, “Coffee and Cigarettes” and “Broken Flowers”. Zito is currently working on a documentary film illuminating his corner of the East Village & LES in the 1990s early aughts