NY Time Magazine
October 21, 2014
Since its founding in 1999, Ghostly International has grown beyond its roots as an electronic dance music label to encompass art and music distribution and an online shop. To celebrate its 15th anniversary, Ghostly is partnering with artists, designers and like-minded companies to release a run of limited-edition works. To kick off a year of collaborations, Ghostly International Editions, the visual-art arm of the brand, is issuing a small run of prints by the artist Charles Hinman, who for 42 years has been working from a studio space on the Bowery in downtown Manhattan. His 3-D canvases, collected by MoMA and exhibited at the Whitney and the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, explore the relationship between what Hinman calls “the real space of sculpture and the illusory space of painting.”
The collaboration arose when the artist was introduced to Ghostly’s founder Sam Valenti IV through mutual friends. “Over breakfast, we looked at his work,” Valenti says. “We got to talking, gave him a Ghostly cap — he played baseball back in the day — and it was done.” In this exclusive video, Hinman opens up his studio space and discusses how the angles and light of the city are reflected in his work.