You may remember she hit pause. studios from our previous article on the gritty, sexy polaroids when they went up at Alison Nelson's Chocolate Bar at Henri Bendel (Sexy Polaroids at Henri Bendel). Well, we're not the only ones who love artist Matt Schwartz's provocative photography -- Catherine Zeta-Jones does, too.
"She will be hanging them in her dressing room for her new Broadway show," says Schwartz, who sold five photos to Zeta-Jones. The Oscar-winning Welsh superstar will be making her Broadway debut alongside Angela Lansbury in a revival of the Stephen Sondheim musical "A Little Night Music," which is slated to open December 13. This is Schwartz's first major celebrity sale. We knew about him first, CZJ!
You can order prints unframed or framed in the artist's signature weathered barnwood from she hit pause -- check out some of the new photos, like the above "white legs + bridge (brookyn)," here, or see them in person at the Union Square Holiday Market November 23 - December 25.
LUXIST: Sexy Polaroids at henri Bendel
I've been dying to write about the sexy, gorgeous Polaroid photography by artist Matt Schwartz of She Hit Pause Studios for ages, and now, thanks to Henri Bendel, I have the perfect excuse to do so.
Monday night marked the launch of a permanent She Hit Pause exhibition at Alison Nelson's Chocolate Bar at Henri Bendel. The party featured free chocolates, free drinks, and several raffles including surfing and photography lessons.
Why surfing? Because surfing is one of Schwartz's favorite photographic subjects (click here for examples). Really, you have to see these photos -- they invoke memories and inspire fantasies with a haunting and gritty glamour.
Schwartz was there at the party, smiling as he looked around. "This party is like my dream," he said. "All these people looking at my work." His humility speaks well of him -- but it won't be long before he's no longer surprised by all the appreciation. This kid is really, really good.
Check out the gallery for photos of the fete which showcased some brand new, not-available-yet photos from a recent trip to Ecuador. And if you're interested? She Hit Pause prints are available on the website for highly affordable prices -- don't be shocked if that price goes up soon -- or you can visit the luscious photography and grab something sweet at the Chocolate Bar at Henri Bendel.