PhoebeNewYork, ‘RISK IT’, 2017, Street Art for ACLU: Benefit Auction 2017
PhoebeNewYork, ‘RISK IT’, 2017, Street Art for ACLU: Benefit Auction 2017

Work ships from NYC.

With a background in collage, Phoebenewyork creates street installations that are often small in scale yet dynamic in impact. Libby Schoettle, the artist behind Phoebenewyork, was inspired to create her character after reading J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye (1951), imagining what might have become of Holden’s bright, beautiful and precocious sister Phoebe after the final page turned. Initially, Schoettle collaged her signature Phoebe design atop found objects, such as postcards, that had been discarded as trash. These works might be diminutive in physical scale; however, within the perspectival scale of the postcards, Phoebe’s body often towers over her surroundings. Schoettle has since taken Phoebe outside of the world trapped by frames and into the street environment that offers no protection but no boundaries either. These works, too, are small in actual size but smaller still when dwarfed by the urban landscape and even more delightful to discover.
—Courtesy of Lizy Dastin

Signature: Phoebenewyork signed on front and Libby Schoettle signed on back with Phoebenewyork stamp on back.