Georges Seurat. At the Concert Européen. c. 1886–88

PopRally Presents: An Evening with Patti Smith to Celebrate the Birthday of Georges Seurat

Sunday, December 2, 2007, 8:00 p.m.

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Georges Seurat: The Drawings
Jodi Hauptman. Essays by Karl Buchberg, Hubert Damisch, Jodi Hauptman, Bridget Riley, Richard Shiff, and Richard Thompson

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PopRally and Patti Smith invite you to join us for cocktails and a private viewing of the exhibition Georges Seurat: The Drawings. Afterwards, there will be a live performance by Patti Smith and friends in the Titus 1 theater.

Georges Seurat (French, 1859–1891) created mysterious and luminous works on paper that played a crucial role in his brief but influential career. Once described as "the most beautiful painter's drawings in existence," these works captured Paris and its environs, urban dwellers, and cafe singers and other popular performers of the day.

A fellow traveler in this world of velvety darkness and radiant illumination, urban grit and popular spectacle, the modern and the classical, the performer, poet, and artist Patti Smith, like Seurat, transforms the recognizable and the commonplace into something profoundly beautiful and mysterious. Smith is deeply interested in the physicality of her medium -whether sounds, words, or marks- as well as the evocative power of line and light. In an evening of music and words, guests will immerse themselves in Smith's vision of Seurat, his art, and his time.

PopRally would like to thank Starr African Rum for their sponsorship.

In conjunction with the exhibition Georges Seurat: The Drawings