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Friday, July 17, 2009
The last of the true lofts ...sad to say this ode to manufacturing is becoming a rare sighting.
Soon no one will even remember the jokes:
A man and his partner are having a very bad year with their garment business. They are in a loft building with many floors of small manufacturers like themselves, some much more successful than others. In despair the man jumps out the window. As he's falling, he calls out to his partner,"Cut velvet..."
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.