The Gallery: Kristen Thiele

Introducing Kristen Thiele and her luscious paintings of "Mad Men" era cocktailing to put you in the mood for the holiday party crush...

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About this series, Thiele offers, "After Hours is a new series dealing with the ritual that surrounds the cocktail, the accouterments, the setting, the dress, and the gestures that accompany these things. It’s about the potential for excess and the details that makes it proper; the artifice and drama that make ordinary things magical."

Sounds fun... bottoms up.

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and for those of you with a sweet tooth... from an earlier series titled "eye candy":

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Thiele is a former rocker (vocals/bass for band Motorhome), screen printer (known for her band posters) and currently painter plying her trade in sunny South Beach.

Inquiries about the works featured here? Please contact the artist directly via her site. The painting, Guild, is available at Kenise Barnes Fine Art in Larchmont, NY ($2800).

Know any artists whose work would make a home a lovelier place? Send ideas to The Gallery. Thanks!

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