Todd Haynes is hung in City Hall -- in an oil painting

In a hush-hush but extraordinary ceremony earlier this week, Portland filmmaker Todd Haynes, whose "Mildred Pierce" played to such acclaim on HBO in the past month, had his portrait hung in Portland's City Hall by Mayor Sam Adams.

The portrait was painted by Steven Cohn, the local artist who works under the pseudonym Jasper Marks and is married to Haynes' sister, the musician Wendy Haynes.  The original will hang inside Mayor Adams' office, but a copy of the portrait, signed by both Haynes and Cohn, will be auctioned off to help fund The Right Brain Initiative, which is dedicated to funding arts education in the public schools.

The Mayor's office issued a statement about the portrait and the signing.

Here's a video of Haynes, Cohn and the mayor discussing the genesis of the painting:

Sam Adams and Filmmaker Todd Haynes Unveil Portrait in Mayor's Office from Mayor Sam Adams on Vimeo.

And here are Haynes and Cohn signing a print of the portrait for the auction:

Filmmaker Todd Haynes Signs Portrait to Donate for Arts Education from Mayor Sam Adams on Vimeo.
Par oilpaintingsupplie le lundi 18 avril 2011


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