"Rebel Rebel" Presented By The Art of Elysium

by ETTA SHON · June 25, 2008

art of elysium milk galleryGuests last night at Milk Gallery's exhibit "Rebel Rebel" presented by the Art of Elysium were greeted by a gigantic blow up of Lou Reed doused in bubblegum pink paint and covered in sparkles. Iconic rock photographer Mick Rock has paired up with artist Russel Young, who reinterpreted his legendary images as life sized silk screened versions in vivid neon hues, often presenting multiple reproductions side by side in Warholian fashion.

Hosted by Riley Keough and Elijah Wood, the team joined forces with the Art of Elysium, a group that promotes visual and performing artists of all forms who volunteer their time and work towards children who are experiencing challenging serious medical conditions. The event drew a dense and refreshingly diverse crowd of downtown scenesters, most of whom were too young to have grown up on the music of the key subjects David Bowie and Lou Reed, but were nonetheless appreciative of the strikingly unique pieces that filled the expansive gallery. Notable attendees included Danny Masterson, Joyce Dewitt (of Threes Company fame), model May Anderson, Doug Marshall, Keith Lissner, and Alexander Dexter Jones and the decks.