~~Grey Gardens the Musical Sag Harbor~~

14 August 2015

That one night winter pressed onto the great house. The center bedroom in which we had dry ceiling, a bathroom , electricity. It all became clearer to me as time passed, yet each lesson was for me to observe , be as helpful as possible. The young boy who was a quest , that alone was humbling seeing he was the first quest invited into the very private world of the women whom the world now knows .
One door separated the rest of the mansion in which nature , had moved in with the passing of time. My hands were cold, from the oceans breeze, my metal lawn chair was as well.
“Friends Romans Country men lend me your ears” a phrase that has one of many , a first indeed. Rustling above as Buster made himself known as it was the time of day ., for his routine feeding. Dry vines were whipped about on the cascading shutters.
This verse a new light ,one that had me choking on tears. The devotion of Edie , her mother Mrs.Beale returned, as the very venue of song and theatre held there spirit in peaceful defiance. This venue sought for years and shunned by family, was alive , in the second floor center bedroom.
Grey Gardner’s , this journey has continued as was the strength shared thru devotion.
In Sag Harbor at the Bay Street Theatre, gifted talent , have embodied the spirit of a devoted Mother and her daughter. Their devotion is heaven sent, guided still to the theatre in which they sought.
~~Hats Off to + Betty Buckley – Rachel York- Howard Mcgillin- Simon Jones-
* Matt Doyle- James Harkness- Sarah Hunt-
-Gracie Beardsley- Dakota Riley, Quackenbush~


6 August 2015

~~Grey Gardeners~~

“In your life time our friendship will be of interest to many.”

Mrs.Edith Bouvier Beale

Returning this year, With Bay Street’s Artistic Director, Scott Schwartz, and members of the cast.
Following each Tuesday performance (excludes preview week on August 4).
*On Tuesday, August 11 Jerry Torre, the original “Marble Faun” will do a special talkback after
the performance with Matt Doyle, the actor who portrays him in the show.*

Visit the website below:


11 a.m. until showtime, daily

P.O. Box 810
Sag Harbor, NY 11963
Administrative Office:
Monday – Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Bay Street Theater is wheelchair and hearing disabled friendly

~~New collection of my stone work~~

1 August 2015

Visit my newest collection of Stone Work.

All inquiries contact Jackie Klempay Gallery


Photo Credits belong to

Abdolreza Aminlari & Ted O’ryan Sheppard

– See more on the Stone Work Page http://themarblefaun.com/stone-work/#sthash.feXBV4qN.dpuf

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~~Annual Global Pride Art Exhibition~~

21 June 2015


Clifford Chance invites you to attend a joint art exhibition in its New York, Amsterdam, Hong Kong and London offices to celebrate Gay Pride.

Arcus Americas is pleased to present E L A S T I C   P R A C T I C E, its New York exhibition that explores the expansive and fluid practices of intergenerational contemporary artists who work across numerous disciplines and media, and who are recognized for their work inside and outside the mainstream art world: Justin Vivian Bond in collaboration with Voutsa, Tony Cox, Jerry the Marble Faun, Eve Fowler, Kia LaBeija, Sophia Le Fraga, Larry Lewis, Mary Manning, Lucas Michael, David Mramor, My Barbarian, Matt Savitsky, Tabboo!, Nicola Tyson, and Andy Warhol. Also included are a selection of letterpress prints from a portfolio published by Otherwild and Bullhorn Press.

The opening reception will feature interactive performances, video screenings, and pop-ups by two arts organizations with direct associations with artists featured in the exhibit: Visual AIDS, a nonprofit that uses art to fight AIDS, and Otherwild, a design studio, community center and store, in Los Angeles

Date: Thursday, June 25, 2015
Venue: Clifford Chance31 West 52nd Street

4th Floor Conference Center

New York, NY 10019

6:30PM  to 9:00PM

Staunch VII: Grey Gardens Turns the Big 4-0

5 June 2015

~~Fellow Grey Gardeners I can’t believe it has been 40 years since Mrs. Beale Movie came out. Come see me next Friday at the annual Staunch-fest. I want to keep this promise to Al to always support the Maysles Cinema & Institute~~

Friday, June 12 at 7:30pm
Maysles Cinema in New York, New York

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Staunch VII: Grey Gardens Turns the Big 4-0

Once again we bring it all back to the house that Grey Gardens built. “Staunch” is an annual tribute to the documentary film and most of all, to its many, many fans. This time around we celebrate the 40th anniversary of the release of Grey Gardens with a year long celebration in tribute to the late, great Albert Maysles (1926-2015). June 2015-June 2016. Check back for updates.

Friday, June 12th & Saturday, June 13th @ 7:30pm

Grey Gardens
Dir. Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Ellen Hovde & Muffie Meyer, 1976, 94 min.
Meet Big and Little Edie Beale—high-society dropouts, mother and daughter, reclusive cousins of Jackie O.—thriving together amid the decay and disorder of their ramshackle East Hampton mansion. An impossibly intimate portrait and an eerie echo of the Kennedy Camelot, Albert and David Maysles’s Grey Gardens quickly became a cult classic and established Little Edie as a fashion icon and philosopher queen. The film and the Beales themselves have since inspired fashion lines, songs, a broadway musical, several off-broadway shows, and a 2009 HBO film.

The screening on Friday, June 12 will be followed by a Q&A with Jerry “The Marble Faun” Torre, one of the subjects of “Grey Gardens.”

More info visit: https://www.facebook.com/MayslesCinema

~~Custom Made Theatre Live May 30 2015~~

23 May 2015

Custom Made Theatre Presents

A Very Special Event…

Jerry Torre: The Marble Faun of Grey Gardens

Live on-Stage – In Conversation

Sat. May 30, 2015 – 7:00 pm

(before a performance of Grey Gardens: The Musical)


Lawrence Helman will be interviewing me on stage on

Saturday May 30.

I’m truly excited to see this production of Grey Gardens. Hope you all can join us.

Visit the website below for more information



25 April 2015

You are invited to attend The Art Students League of New York.

Jerry will be showing for the first time “Climber”


This show allows a synthesis of Jerry’s newest art pieces to be show to the public. As you enjoy the reception, you can take your time viewing the fine art throughout the gallery at the Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery.

The Art Students League of New York

215 W 57th St, New York, NY 10019

Phone: (212) 247-4510

Show opens Tuesday April 28 Continues until Saturday, May 2. For more information, please visit Web site at http://www.theartstudentsleague.org

~~Albert Maysles~~

8 March 2015



People we have met and the wisdom shared, have taken us all to this very moment. Film was his grace, for thru film he drew many, his was a glimpse into the lives that make us individually human. Al Maysles , your contributions to our lives thru your rare vision of life being lived. These gifts shared are a most precious gift. Many will honor you, for the gift of film live you have given our world.

Your ability to see life as it is, has taught many to be who they are, preserving truth thru film.

You will be missed all my days, I was honored you called me your Buddy.

Those early years, we both had known great adventure. each from such different starts, our introduction began on a fine summer day. Your vision shared with David, preserved a time in which in which I was only a witness. This vision of filming, seasons of life in a forgotten mansion.

This as other films in which you sought the truth uninterrupted, lessons of life preserved.

You have taken the great step, we spoke, and you now are with your Brother. re-united, forever with kindness of your Mother and your Father, your beloved family. The words shared with me, will carry on till my journey is complete.

It is as rare as the lives in which we all know, a path less traveled, that teach us of true equality.

I will search my life travel with you in my heart.

You have given me all that a friend, confidant, and human being with compassion rare as the person I have learned to love.

My duty to our friendship will be cherished, in all the days of my life.

An admirer , your Marble Faun

~~A Brush With Fame, Long Before His Life in Art NEW YORK TIMES~~

30 January 2015


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~~Jackie Klempay presents Jerry the Marble Faun at the Outsider Art Fair ~~

22 January 2015

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Jackie Klempay presents Jerry the Marble Faun at the Outsider Art Fair January 29 until Feb 1 (open to the public Friday, the 30th). Confetti, Jerry’s latest concrete sculpture will be presented alongside Howler, carved from cranberry alabaster, among others.

Jerry the Marble Faun (b. 1959 New York) has been carving stone since 1987. All of his sculptures are carved by hand without the use of machines. His long overdue debut exhibition was this past fall (2014) with Jackie Klempay Gallery. Jerry is well known for his appearances in the Maysles brothers’ 1975 documentary Grey Gardens, the 2006 follow up The Beales of Grey Gardens, and as a character in the 2007 Broadway musical Grey Gardens. While living at Grey Gardens, Edith “Little Edie” Bouvier-Beale gave Jerry the nickname “The Marble Faun” which Jerry accepted as a fated path to art-making. In addition to sculpting stone, Jerry has worked as a gardener for the Royal Family of Saudi Arabia, with Wayland Flowers and his puppet “Madame” during their cabaret acts in the 70′s, and twenty years as a taxi cab driver in New York City.

Thursday: 3 – 9PM (Early Access Pass Only)
Friday: 11AM – 8PM
Saturday: 11AM – 8PM
Sunday: 11AM – 6PM

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