Josh Gosfield is a remarkable artist, art director, author, graphic designer, illustrator, photographer, painter… (did I leave anything out?). And he’s a very cool guy, too! (Josh captivated my 10 year old daughter Ivy at the recent Friends of Bob Newman benefit party with a long discussion about jean jacket colors.) Back in 2009, Josh created an art and design project called Gigi, The Black Flower. In it, he took an imaginary 1960s-70s French pop singer and chronicled her life in posters, LPs, magazine covers, and other graphic devices. It started as an online exhibit and eventually became a show at the Steven Kasher gallery. It was simply one of the most brilliant graphic design creations I’ve ever seen, a total delight on every level.
So I’m very excited that Josh has contributed a digital print of a photograph from the Gigi, The Black Flower project to the Friends of Bob Newman online benefit auction. A larger version of this print, “Radio,” was exhibited at the 2009 Steven Kasher gallery show, and it’s a beautiful, brilliantly-created piece. You can bid on “Radio” here: . It’s an amazing document from an amazing graphic project.
Thanks Josh for donating "Radio" to the Friends of Bob Newman auction, and thanks to everyone else who has contributed artwork and bid on the many beautiful illustrations and photographs. The bidding for the auction ends on June 11!