On Sunday October 6, 2013 from 3-4 pm, Melvin Van Peebles was available for an intimate conversation as part of the exhibition, eMerge 2.0: Melvin Van Peebles & Artists on the Cusp.
During the talk, Van Peebles was discussed his legendary career, visual art debut and his private art collection including paintings by George Helton. He also treated the audience to his love of verse as well.
Helton, designer of Van Peebles’ museum-like Manhattan apartment, which is home to the paintings, illustrations, and sculptures he’s completed over the years.
eMerge celebrates the future of contemporary art with some of today’s most exciting and evolving visual artists. Dynamic creations from 11 early-career artmakers, produced by re-imagining such everyday objects as thumbtacks, clothing buttons and vinyl records, will display alongside the items from the revered “master of artistic reinvention.”
This event was co-curated by Souleo of Souleo Universe & Lisa D. Hayes, ESQ.