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Stan Peskett Stopped By The Gallery

On a trip to San Francisco for art supplies, Stan made a pit stop in the gallery.  We chatted about his time in NYC during the 70′s, relating the past SoHo to our current scene on 6th street.  It was fascinating meeting an artist whose spent time among the likes of David Hockney and others in England.  

Here’s a bit about him.

“Peskett spent the early sixties studying with Boshier, David Hockney and Patrick Caulfied.

His interest in murals and monumental scale art started in 1966, when he exhibited a 40ft canvas at the Royal Institute Gallery in Piccadilly London. This eventually led him in the direction of installation art. From 1967 he painted murals for commercial and residential interiors including an Alice in Wonderland Fantasy for Julie Christie and in 1970, was invited to create a giant installation (total house style) for the original Fiorucci Store in Milan Italy. Lena Wertmuller used it in her 1974 movie “All screwed up.” It was later cloned in 1979 by Italian designer Ettore Sotass for Fiorucci’s New York Store. 


In 1974 Peskett set up a loft and workspace with English ex employee William Waldron, in Soho New York, where he continued to create a diverse range of installations and murals that led him to become a player in the New York Art World, being the first person in 1978-79 to promote Jean Michel Basquiat, Lee Quinones, and Ramelzee.

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