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That's Sew Gay


An update to the traditional canvas embroidery.

Brigid Berlin, the daughter of Richard Berlin, who directed the Hearst media empire for 52 years, is opening a needlepoint exhibition in New York today.

Writes the gallery: "An avid consumer of tabloid newspapers, the 'popular press' as it’s referred to in Britain, she translates front page headline broadsheets into genteel features of interior décor. Her subjects are typically crude, salacious paper-selling press announcements in origin designed to appall, shock, and titillate viewers. The meticulously executed needlepoint pieces transform the daily ghastliness of news occurrences and media spin into demure domestic objects of quaint design and questionable comfort."

Some of the other works:

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  1. Genius!

    Posted by: Marc in Chicago | Oct 21, 2008 2:54:49 PM

  2. she's the Factory receptionist that used to shoot herself up right thru her jeans directly into her asscheek.

    Posted by: Pbar | Oct 21, 2008 3:09:58 PM

  3. Brigid developed a passion for needlepoint eons ago. Nice to see she's kept up.

    She's most famous for The Chelsea Girls But she's quite teriffic in Warhol's Imitation of Christ and the never-released Brigid Polk: Detective

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Oct 21, 2008 3:35:22 PM

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