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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