The Life and Times of Richard Musto


The Life and Times of Richard Musto
by Joe Lamport and Michel Delsol

chashama 266
266 West 37th Street
New York, NY
(past 7th Ave, near 8th Ave)

June 14th - June 23rd, 2013

Reception:
Wednesday, June 19th, 2013. 4 - 7pm

Gallery Hours:
Friday Saturday, June 14 - 15, 2 -  7pm
Sunday, June 16, 2 - 6pm
Tuesday, June 18, 2 - 6pm
Wednesday, June 19, 2 - 10pm
Thursday, June 20, 2 - 9pm
Friday & Saturday, June 21 - 22, 2 -  7pm
Sunday, June 23, 2 - 6pm 

Roll Your Own press announces the publication of Part I of The Life and Times of Richard Musto, a modern day epic, written by Joe Lamport and photographed by Michel Delsol. The book chronicles the true-life story of Musto, an 88-year-old man and outsider artist who lives on the streets of Manhattan.

“This story is about a man’s survival on the City’s streets at an age when most of us would already be consigned to living in an assisted living facility,” as Joe Lamport explains. “Richard Musto is an artist - a survival artist - of the first rank.”

In conjunction with the publication, the authors are mounting an exhibit of photographs documenting Richard’s life on New York's sidewalks. Images from the book will be displayed alongside examples of Richard’s own writings and drawings.  The exhibit will also feature an installation of one of Musto’s cardboard dwellings.

“We’re very grateful to Chashama for providing this gallery space where we can show Richard’s work and where visitors will be able to directly experience his life on the streets,” says Lamport.  “We want to bring this outsider artist inside where his life and work can be more fully appreciated.”

“Richard’s creative energy has been crucial to his survival,” according to Michel Delsol.  “We hope to continue that trend by dedicating a third of the proceeds we receive from the sale of books and prints to provide for Richard’s continued well-being.“    

For more information about The Life and Times of Richard Musto visit www.lifeofmusto.com

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