Over the years I have written four letters to The New York Times.Two of them were published which shows that my view points were taken into consideration.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

LIFE IMITATES ART



Some years ago, when artist Hely Lima saw Ruth Mesinger campaign for Manhattan Borough President, he created a piece called Rent Strike and used the slogan “ Get rid of Ed, vote for Ruth instead” . Ruth Messinger saw the piece in a show at the John Szoke Gallery in Soho and acquired it. Later she run for Mayor of New York. In the photo, artist Hely Lima congratulates Hillary Rodham Cliton then First Lady and Ruth Messenger ( right) during a fund-raiser campaign for the Democratic Party.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

HELY LIMA PORTRAIT AT JAPANESE ARTIST SHOW


Some time ago, the Japaneze artist Sanae Takahata had one-woman show at a prestigious gallery in Tokyo. One of her paintings was a portrait of artist Hely Lima called Harmony. Sanae does psycological portraits. She interviews her subjects and constructs the work around her perception of the individual´s personality. Unlike Fried Kahlo, who drew inspiration from her own soul, Sanae Takahata draws inspiration from the perceived soul of others. Lima felt flattered by be painting by a peer whose works he greatly admires.
Photo: The show of Ms Takahata showing Harmony, the portrait of Hely Lima, the first from left

Sunday, March 04, 2007

HELY LIMA PIECE SEEN IN POPULAR MOVIE


The blockbuster film " A Night at the Museum" includes a scene in the hero´s ex-wife´s apartment, where a New York Construction by Hely Lima can be seen on the wall. This piece re-inforces the New Yor atmosphere of the film.