KENNY G & RHEUBEN ALLEN MAKE SWEET MUSIC WITH SIGNATURE SAX
Legend Anthony Benedetto takes one canvas at a time
Anthony Benedetto surreptitiously appears in the doorway of his Central Park South apartment in navy silk Brioni suit and tie. Carrying an intimate air of unaffected charm, he stands in a comfortable sunlit hallway overlooking the park. His original oil and watercolor paintings—a scene of the view, a portrait of his daughter Antonia, and a watercolor of his dog, Boo—hang alongside paintings from admired artists like Australian watercolorist Robert Wade, renowned portrait painter and personal mentor Everett Raymond Kinstler and works by friend David Hockney.
A book of photographs of artist Frank Otto’s paintings sits invitingly on a table at the same chic Santa Monica hotel that was home to his acclaimed multi-media project, TRIP. Described by the artist as a film-music-art project, TRIP involved 33 directors, 14 musicians, and scores of technicians during its Los Angeles run late last year,
FOR 50 YEARS, ART HAS BEEN THE SECRET INSPIRATION BEHIND TONY CURTIS’ LIFE
At 81, Tony Curtis is defying convention. During a time when many of his living contemporaries have faded into the comfortable obscurity of retirement, this legend of the silver screen is arguably at the peak of his second—and in many ways, first—career as a celebrated painter and boxed assemblage maker.
"As children we grew up watching Dad paint,” daughter Jamie Lee Curtis announced at her father’s 80th birthday celebration in June 2005.“We did not realize that we grew up with a famous movie star.”