Steve Keene exhibit at Brooklyn’s Central Library

Paint he something? Library’s artist in residence on display

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Brooklyn Public Library’s artist-in-residence Steve Keene painted fast and furiously for onlookers at Grand Army Plaza on Saturday.

Known for his quick work, Keene has more than 250,000 pieces of art in public and private collections. He kicked off an “affordable art fair” at the library with a demonstration of his speedy painting style, making fast work of more than a dozen paintings.

Keene’s art isn’t limited to paint. He also dabbles in multimedia art, using software to create three-dimensional file models that are then cut into building blocks that make up sculptures of his design. He is also an album-art impresario, known for creating artwork for such musical acts as Pavement, Dave Matthews Band, and Silver Jews.

His art will be on exhibit as “The Steve Keene Experience” in the Central Library’s lobby through Aug. 8.

The Steve Keene Experience” at the Central Library (10 Grand Army Plaza at Eastern Parkway and Flatbush Avenue in Prospect Heights). Monday–Thursday, 9 am–9 pm. Friday and Saturday, 10 am–6 pm. Sunday, 1–5 pm.

Reach reporter Noah Hurowitz at or by calling (718) 260-4505. Follow him on Twitter @noahhurowitz
Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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