Prolific artist Mort Künstler Speaks at The Heckscker Museum of Art

The Heckscker Museum of Art gave visitors an “offer they couldn’t refuse” when it hosted prolific artist Mort Künstler in a recent gallery talk.

Künstler spoke to a gallery-full of fans about his work with author Mario Puzo, and about how he was the first artist to have illustrated Puzo’s The Godfather. The two were often paired together in the heyday of pulp fiction magazines such as Male, Stag, and others.

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Additional Info: Mort Künstler Exhibition

Heckscher Museum’s exhibition Mort Künstler: “The Godfather” of Pulp Fiction Illustrators, showcases a number of “The Godfather” images, as well as more than 70 dynamic illustrations covering popular pulp fiction subjects like man versus nature, espionage, bank heists, and WWII battles.

The exhibition is on view through November 17.

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Up Next at The Heckscker Museum of Art

Gabriela Gonzalez Dellosso, The Mentor (Self-Portrait), 2010. Lent by Ms. Roberta Cervelli.

The Heckscker Museum of Art is also a stop on the Huntington Village Art Walk this Sunday, Oct. 6, and they have a special talk and tour at 3 pm where the artist herself will lead visitors though her exhibition A Brush with HerStory: Paintings by Gabriela Gonzalez Dellosso.

Gabriela Gonzalez Dellosso is a contemporary figure painter of consummate skill and deep art historical knowledge. This exhibition focuses on the artist’s Homage works, which pay tribute to great female painters from the Renaissance through the modern era. Using a variety of approaches, Dellosso often melds her own image to artists from the past, creating self-portraits that transcend time while conveying the inspiring stories of historical women. Also included is work from the artist’s most recent series, Homage Ode, which takes the form of exquisite illuminated manuscripts with poetry inspired by select historical artists.

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