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Thursday, May 1, 2008
Venus of Houston Street
The Aphrodite of Milos also known as the Venus de Milo, is one of the most famous works of ancient Greek sculpture. It is believed to depict Aphrodite (called Venus by the Romans), the Greek goddess of love and beauty. A marble sculpture whose arms have been lost. From an inscription that was on its plinth, it is thought to be the work of Alexandros of Antioch. It is thought to be on display at the Louvre Museum in Paris. I beg to differ, I saw it on Houston Street.
Susan Shaw is an internationally exhibited painter and photographer. Private and public collections include the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Shaw is the recipient of two New York State Artist’s Fellowships and 2007/2009 residency fellowships at the Vermont Studio Center.
Kurt Hoss is a freelance photographer capturing the exuberance of
New York City for 35 years. A favorite project has been documenting life in south western Louisiana, culminating in two recent books, Going to Lafayette and Bosco Swamp.
Shaw and Hoss recently received an AVA gold award for video production, as producers of The Mermaid Parade.