Best Lite Brite - 2004
WALT WHITMAN LITE BRITE PORTRAIT
If I were an artist, my primary medium would be Lite Brite. Oils are just so last century, you know? I'd be like the modern-day Seurat, producing life-size portraits with those tiny little light plugs. Alas, I haven't the time. I can at least admire the WALT WHITMAN LITE BRITE PORTRAIT at the Bowery Poetry Club, a café that regularly has readings. Executed by Steve DeFrank, the four-by-five-foot portrait is in an electric red-and-blue color scheme and hangs over the side of the stage. I can't think of a better homage to the self-loving Brooklyn poet.