Exhibit News: Like A Tom Waits Song

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My painting of Tom Waits (as a geisha) will be on exhibit and available for sale in an upcoming show here in San Francisco. With all the artwork inspired by Tom Waits, the man and his music, this show should be excellent.

I am proud to report that “Troubadour” was selected for a Juror’s Choice Award!

The curator Andrea Schwartz had this to say:

“The painting entitled “Troubadour” by Patrushka, told the story so well of the Tom Waits song “Big in Japan”. The perfect quote from this song that related to the painting for me was “I’m big in Japan, I’m big in Japan, but heh I’m big in Japan”. In my opinion, the artist truly captured the mood of this song. “

Like A Tom Waits Song, National Juried Exhibition

Arc Gallery, 1246 Folsom Street, San Francisco

Opening Reception: Saturday, May 3rd 7-9 PM

 Exhibition: May 3 – June 21st, 2014



Arc Gallery has produced an exhibition catalog for the show (left), full of all the wonderful art.

It is available for purchase, here.

This one-of-a-kind, unique exhibition will shine a bright dingy yellow spotlight on artwork in all media and all genres. It features the work of artists who have found themselves deeply moved, enraptured, bemused or inspired by Tom Waits and will be enjoyed by art and music lovers alike.





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