Courtesy of the Artist.
This collage work depicts PHOEBENEWYORK, the alter-ego of artist Libby Schoettle. Created with a mix of found objects including vintage photographs, magazine clippings, or clothing, the work combines materials that have been owned and handled by others, incorporating their tactile qualities into works that find beauty in the supposed flaws of wrinkles, rips, or stains. Phoebe’s humorous and satirical observations about life and love mirror Schoettle’s own experiences and vulnerability. Her adventures can be seen throughout New York City in the form of stickers featuring the collages themselves, each depicting this now iconic round-faced woman with bobbed black hair, PHOEBENEWYORK. –Courtesy of The Kitchen
Framed, framed dimensions: 17 1/4 x 14 1/2 inches
PHOEBENEWYORK, the alter ego of artist Libby Schoettle, works primarily in collage, depicting the character “Phoebe.” Drawn to used and vintage materials, Phoebe’s adventures explore human emotion and femininity. She appears in both street artworks made of hand-cut Xerox copies of smaller art pieces and professional prints, as well as original collages. PHOEBENEWYORK has had a solo exhibition at Meredith Ward Fine Art, and her work has been featured this past year at 212 Arts NY, Frantiques Photo Gallery, and CUSP NYC.
Image rights: Courtesy of the Artist and The Kitchen.