Wednesday, August 20, 2008

The Making of a Masterpiece: Teddy's Fourth of July
Phase 14

Roger Bahnik and his wife Lori are the driving force behind the Boys and Girls Club of Oyster Bay-East Norwich. When Roger commissioned me to do this painting, chances to appear in it were auctioned off at the Boys & Girls Club annual gala. A number of local residents are shown in the painting.

“I had a lot of fun figuring out where to put my models in the painting. I gave Roger Bahnik the honor of driving T.R. Lori can be seen on the right side of the painting, by the carriage in the green dress and hat.”
— Mort Künstler

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