reporter: Miguel Dominguez
|Laurent Dauptain in front of himself|
A hallmark of the best sociocultural circles, is the exquisite graciousness expressed by the people in them. I was the recipient of such a gesture when on October 6th, while making my way home from covering a book signing event in SoHo, I happened to pass by Axelle Fine Arts Galerie in West Broadway and noticed a very lively party going on inside, and also a greeter at the door. Asking if it was an RSVP affair, and being told that yes, it was a "By invitation only" Art opening, I identified myself as a blogger and asked if I could cover the event. The response was as positive as it was instantaneous. It became the best time I spent that evening.
Although known for his self portraits, Dauptain is very successful with other genres. His landscapes and cityscapes are reminiscent of Hopper, yet Dauptain takes greater liberties with brush stroke to infuse a sense of movement in the painting that can be linked to impressionism.
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