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Alain Godon Exhibit
Opening Night
Galerie Elysees
104 Central Park South
December 4, 2008

Written by Wendy R. Williams

Photographed by Belkis Carrasco

Opposite Photo:
Alain Godon’s interpretation
of The Flatiron Building

French artist Alain Godon's exhibit of contemporary New York streetscape art opened December 4, 2008 at the Galerie Elysees on Central Park South. Godon's paintings are pop art expressions of life in New York by an artist who has obviously never lost his ability to look at the world with childlike wonder. The art depicts the cartoonish distorted world of Batman as painted by an artist who obviously has no need for antidepressants. Cheerful and fun, the paintings show a New York that many of us long to see.

According to the press release from Alyson Campbell of AMP3 Public Relations, "Godon, who got his start painting chalk art outside of The Louvre in his teenage years (and was recently offered to exhibit there) paints life and society in New York City through playful child-like eyes. Having shown in major art capitals around the world including Moscow, Bali and his native Paris - his pieces are known to sell before the paint is even dry. Godon has many avid collectors and followers around the world, and the chartered flight full of fans who arrived especially from France for the opening night was proof of this. If you look closely, you’ll see that Godon sneaks caricatures of his wife, his dogs and himself into most of his works."

The gallery was filled with the young and the glittery. According to the press release: "Among the crowd were: Adrien Field - Lifestyle Editor of My It Things, former The Apprentice runner up Kwame Jackson, Bob Bland - founder & designer of Brooklyn Royalty, Georg Szalai - Business Editor of The Hollywood Reporter, Timi Lewis of NYC TV, Dynellle Skinner of My Life on and off The Guestlist, Wendy Williams [not so young and glittery] - the Editor in Chief of New York Cool, Thei Zervaki of Fully Booked, Lois Sakany & Audrey Walen of High Snobette, Artist Ruddy Adames, Lela Luxe of LelaLuxe.com and Chuin-Kai Shih of GQ & Vogue Taiwan."

The Galerie Elysees is owned by the French gallery company, The Galeries Bartoux. In addition to the New York City outpost, there are ten location in France and one in Naples, Florida. The Alain Godon’s exhibit runs through January 4, 2008.

For more information:

Artist Alain Godon with Adrien Field, Lifestyle Editor of My It Things

Le Chaussures Jaunes (Yellow Shoes)

New York Cool.com's Kim Weling in front of Turn Right Immediately

Kwame Jackson(R) of NBC’s The Apprentice with Jessica Caban (L)

Rob Gonzalez, Founder of the E100 club with
Bob Bland, Designer of Brooklyn Royalty

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