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“Art and film treat my pain.”
If you appear to be in New York in the next few days, you don’t want to miss this incredible art show at Jonathan Levine Gallery. Sculptor artist Mike Leavitt pays tribute to the most incredible movie directors through gorgeous hand made wood sculpture. From James Cameron to Steven Spielberg, from Hitchcock to Woody Allen and Orson Welles, Mike Leavitt carved those amazing directors’ stories directly through their bodies.
“Great film directors get cut up. They take pains with the details, story, money and sacrifices to their vision. Their body succumbs to the pressure. So Mike Leavitt carved Tarantino, Kubrick, Scorsese and more physically consumed by their work. Hitchcock, Coppola and others are cut from blocks of wood like directors cut a take or reel. There’s a risk of mistakes with every slice. Directors commit to a story at every cut. Leavitt unmasks wizards behind the camera like Spielberg and David Lynch to get a taste of their own medicine. ‘King Cuts’ are totems of satire and devotion to the 16 best storytellers ever.”