Adrien Brody is ‘Hooked’ on painting for major exhibit at Art New York.

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Adrien Brody took a year and a half off from acting to work on his latest project, "Hooked," an art show on display at Art New York. (SUSAN WATTS/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS)
Adrien Brody took a year and a half off from acting to work on his latest project, “Hooked,” an art show on display at Art New York. (SUSAN WATTS/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS)

 

Oscar winner Adrien Brody’s latest role is as a different kind of artist.

The New York native is returning to his hometown for an exhibit of his paintings dubbed “Hooked” at the prestigious Art New York show that runs from June 8 through June 14 at Manhattan’s Pier 94.

“It’s a gift and an honor to show work that was inspired by the chaos that is uniquely New York,” Brody told the Daily News by email. “All the artists, the noise, and the streets that raised me, as well as all the beauty, suffering and inspiration it exudes, is present in my work.

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“This opportunity allows me to give that back and share it with my fellow New Yorkers.”

A who’s who of the more famous of those fellow New Yorkers — including Robert De Niro, Michael Strahan, Brooke Shields, Raven-Symoné, and director Brett Ratner — were spotted eyeballing Brody’s work at his booth (SP20) on the first day.

Brody doesn’t just dabble with some paints in a trailer between takes on a movie — he took a year and a half off from acting to focus on art and also producing projects.

Robert DeNiro came to pay his respects to the artist. (DAVID WILLEMS)
Robert DeNiro came to pay his respects to the artist. (DAVID WILLEMS)

 

He previously did a show called “Hotdogs, Hamburgers and Handguns.”

This time around there is a school of fish-inspired paintings, sculptures and even a skateboard. Brody says his inspirations include everything from Japanese koi to Warhol’s 20-year consumption of Campbell’s soup.

If the theme for “Hooked,” done in conjunction with Benrimon Projects, seems fishy, that’s no accident.

Some of Brody’s paintings on display at Art New York were inspired by fish. (SUSAN WATTS/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS)
Some of Brody’s paintings on display at Art New York were inspired by fish. (SUSAN WATTS/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS)

 

“This series references our culture’s evolution to being “hooked” on convenience and instant gratification,” says Brody.

Source: nydailynews

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