Intrinsically linked to New York, Martin Scorsese’s movies are as ingrained on the Big Apple and the wider world’s contemporary culture as Italian American life and crime is on his works, a number of which are quite rightly regarded as some of the finest ever committed to celluloid. Scorsese’s earliest, and finest, use the Queens-born director’s life in the five boroughs as their backdrop – and they’re inevitably the most represented in this celebration by more than 75 internationally renowned painters, sculptors and screen print artists.
Similarly to the director’s early career, De Niro is largely this collection’s muse – many of the artists opting to depict the actor’s iconic role as the deeply disturbed Travis Bickle – but, as this is merely a prelude to the main storyline, be sure to expect some plot twists and turns ahead from the remaining artists. Curated by San Francisco’s Spoke Art gallery but (don’t panic) set, naturally, in New York; Scorsese: A Tribute Art Show runs this weekend only, 19th – 21st April, at Chelsea’s Bold Hype Gallery. If you’re in town, get yourselves along this weekend. Capisce?