Steve Ellis’ “Coming to Times Square”

January 30, 2014 | Marina Galperina

New York-based pop artist Steve Ellis has installed a public exhibition inside the Condé Nast building. “It’s my biggest show yet, hanging in Times Square,” Ellis tells ANIMAL. “I made a billboard-sized piece about the gritty and glamorous history of the area.”

The center-piece Coming to Times Square is a collage compilation in the style of Times Square billboards through the ages. “This painting documents twelve decades of imagery compiled through extensive research of the area’s landscape, people, architecture, and signage,” Ellis writes. From Ziegfeld Follies to the olde, pre-new crystal Times Square Ball, see the work tonight Jan 30 at the opening reception (6-8pm). “Coming to Times Square,” Steve Ellis, Jan 15 – Mar 17, Conde Nast Building Lobby.