Baron Von Fancy
Print Release and Signing
July 12, 2012 6 - 9PM
THE HOLE SHOP
New York, NY 10012
New York Art Department is pleased to announce the release of Gordon Stevenson aka Baron Von Fancy (@BaronVonFancy) first ever print edition.
Published by New York Art Department, this edition consists of 3 images executed in a nostalgic hand-painted signage technique Stevenson admires.
Born, raised and living in NYC, Stevenson explains this work as “an ode to hand-painted signage, which during my lifetime has been killed by technology. The majority of signs today are computer generated and lack the feeling, expression, and flare of so many classic signs. The words and phrases are taken from things I see and hear in my everyday life. I re-appropriate them simply because I like them.”
Indeed, two of the three prints feature the simple and well-humored sayings Baron Von Fancy is known for amongst fans and friends who not only admire his wit and good-nature but also his personal style. The third print presents us with a straight-forward reference to the legendary Bowery—home of The Hole Shop, where the prints are being released. The prints are editions of 50, all signed and numbered, screen printed on 20” x 16” 335 gsm Coventry Rag.
Born Gordon Stevenson, Baron Von Fancy is the identity Stevenson—the fine artist—created when starting to make objects intended to be sold at outside of a gallery setting. Over time, however, the line blurred and now both names have become interchangeable, which both Stevenson and Von Fancy consider a good thing.
Come say hello to Gordon, listen to his playlist, browse Baron Von Fancy objects and of course buy the prints this Thursday at The Hole Shop. Out of towners can find the prints here on Thursday morning.