The cat has been let out of the bag on the music industry's best-kept secret -- in the art world, that is.
Todd Murphy, a multimedia artist who has been selling his paintings, sculptures and photography to musicians and record executives for several decades, had his opening reception at Marc Straus Gallery earlier this month. The exhibit of Murphy's work will be on display until December 11th.
Marc Straus is Murphy's first representation in New York City, and his first representation of any type in over a decade. Prior, Murphy, who was born in Chicago, and resided in Atlanta, Charlottesville, Va., and in Costa Rica for a year before relocating to Brooklyn's Park Slope, had seen widespread but quiet success simply due to word of mouth: He counts the Indigo Girls as one of his first industry buyers (their 1990 video, "Hammer And A Nail," was shot in Murphy's Atlanta studio and featured both the artist and his work) and Elton John began collecting his work in the mid '90s.