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The Doorway to Joe: The Art of Joe Coleman

Thursday, July 12, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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A Conversation with the Artist


“If P.T. Barnum had hired Breughel or Bosch to paint sideshow banners they might have resembled the art of Joe Coleman.” – The New York Times


“Terrible things happen in Joe Coleman’s paintings. Flesh rots. Sores weep. The flames of hell burn brightly. Perversion runs rampant. Things fall apart: Bodies. Cities. The whole social order. Yet there’s beauty here, too: The colors dazzle, the detail astounds. And a stalwart symmetry surrounds his aberrant images, a symmetry born of both faith and fear” – Nancy Shulins, Associated Press


In celebration of the spring 2018 publication of “The Doorway to Joe” (Cernunnos/Simon & Schuster), renowned iconoclast and painter Joe Coleman sits down for a conversation with Harold Schechter, professor of American literature and popular culture at CUNY’s Queens College. A book signing and festive reception follow the talk.


This program is presented in partnership with Morbid Anatomy and takes place in Green-Wood’s Modern Chapel, which is located in the Crematory Building, just a short distance inside the main entrance at 5th Avenue and 25th Street.


$15 for members of Green-Wood and BHS / $20 for non-members.


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