~~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

~~Grey Gardens at the Beacon School ~~

4 January 2015

Come see Lally’s production of Grey Gardens at Beacon!
Showtimes are January 8, 9, and 10 at 4PM and 7:30PM in the drama studio.

The Beacon School

227 W 61st St, New York, New York 10023

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~~Christmas Eve Past & Present~~

24 December 2014


Delights & cozy in nights, shimmering trim and gifts to treasure wondrous sights, radiant lights, glimmering greetings and a season of pleasure may these and all you wish for be yours at Christmas.


~~The Art Students League Holiday Show 2014~~

14 December 2014

Visit the Art Students League of New York’s annual Holiday Show and Sale at 215 West 57th Street. Paintings and prints—landscapes, portraits, still lifes and abstract works. Give the gift of art or buy something wonderful that you will enjoy for a lifetime.



16 September 2014

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The Katherine Irwin & Jerry The Marble Faun show is by appointment till Oct 31 for more detail visit http://www.jackieklempay.com


7 September 2014

I have been given his great opportunity to have my first art show! As many artists know, this is a great opportunity to show the world the work that we live to create. It has been a dream of mine to have my sculpture on display. Jackie Klempay put together the show at her gallery. In collaboration with Katherine Irwin beautiful paintings.

It will be up till OCT 30, 2014.  If you visit my stone room page you will see update photos take by Brad Robotham

Visit the gallery website for more details.


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~~Website Updates Sept. 5 2014~~

5 September 2014

31-computer-working-guy-monitor-illustrationHello Marble Faun subscribers, Currently we are working on improving the website. The administrators will be doing updates, corrections responding to feedback from fans. In the next couple weeks will be working on updating subscriptions and removing subscribers upon request. Please stay tuned as we continue to share a slice of life with Jerry Torre. We appreciate your continued support for themarblefaun.com


27 August 2014

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SEPT 6 – OCT 30, 2014

AT: 81 Central Ave (1A), Brooklyn NY 11206


Jackie Klempay is pleased to present new works by Katherine Irwin and Jerry The Marble Faun. The exhibition includes Irwin’s murals — depictions of ideal garden landscapes painted directly on the gallery’s walls — alongside The Marble Faun’s hand-carved marble and limestone sculptures. The sculpture, Tounge-tied, represents two gods connected by the mouth and nose, and Pairs portrays the co-dependent nature of Little Edie and Edith Bouvier Beale of Grey Gardens. While Irwin paints a variety of subject matter from the figure, to food, to animals, to plants, the landscapes for this exhibition were conceived in collaboration with The Marble Faun’s sculptures, which summon memories of his younger years at Grey Gardens and Greenwood Cemetery. Both artists share a deep appreciation of the natural world, creating works about, and to exist within, real and imagined gardens.


“It has been in my soul this quest to sculpt stone, it began when I was a boy in Brooklyn. Our only green space was Greenwood Cemetery. Our crew of neighborhood kids would run through this cemetery. It was a ritual for us to play, hide and torment our pursuers. Our crew of boys and girls would set out into groups. Once we crawled under the rusted fence surrounding this our park. We would head off onto opposite directions, taunting our night watchman. He knew of our mischievous ways, and despised our presence. That, with some genuine vulgar taunting, made the chase in the cemetery all that more challenging. Off we ran into the night hiding, never vandalizing, always annoying. It was in this park we knew so well that my first appreciation of sculpture began. Headstones and mausoleums made for landmarks. My labor of stone carving was taught to me by a great uncle who taught me masonry.

My life has been one only fate could have designed. In my view, I have many lives to live, travel, and explore. Fate had led me to many ventures that I alone was privy to, including the destiny that became Grey Gardens. Here at the crossroads of my youth did I find refuge from an abusive childhood. Once again fate had taken me onto a journey, which is the corner stone to my entire life.”

-Jerry The Marble Faun


Jerry The Marble Faun (Brooklyn, NY) has been carving stone since 1987. This is his first exhibition outside of The Art Students League, where he honed his craft. Jerry is best know for his appearance in the 1975 documentary Grey Gardens by Albert and David Maysles.


Katherine Irwin (b. 1985 Fort Worth, TX) graduated from the School of Visual Arts in 2007. Her daily drawing practice can be viewed at whensdessert.tumblr.com.


Jackie Klempay is located at 81 Central Ave (1A) between Melrose and Jefferson Streets, in a ground floor apartment building in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn. The gallery is open the night of the reception, every Saturday for the exhibition’s duration (1-5 PM), and always by appointment.

~~The Marble Faun of Grey Gardens~~

22 August 2014

It was told to me as many as forty-five years ago. Mrs.Beale “ In your lifetime the film our relationship will be of interest to many” The early years I had not known her family history, or the extended families role in Edie and Mrs.Beales life. Grey Gardeners, please allow me to thank you, for your generous support, of my own documentary The Marble Faun of Grey Gardens. During the collecting of material for the film we encountered the issue of rights to certain film footage. A naïve working Faun with a film crew, whose passion, creativity grew into a complete finished film, and a most certain lifelong friendship. Fate had guided we three to join and proceed with a humbling venue. This work of Art needed some funds to allow the purchase of footage, to be purchased. It was a hope to reach the financial goal; we fell short at this time. The footage is presently shelved; my love and appreciation for those who openly contributed monies to our project, you dear friends have touched my heart. Iam humbled, and forever thankful to Grey Gardeners who contributed a stone carver like myself is defined by staying focused, and on course. This day, in my life I would like to extend my brotherly warm regards to all those who believe in our project. My dear friends I am honored by the gesture shown, please allow me once again to place my hand if you were present around your shoulder, and embrace you all for the humanity shown. Grey Gardens I love being alive to experience life and sharing it openly, pray this note finds you very well and loving the life, God has given all of us. Warmest regards to all those whom are loved by those they love. DSCN0308

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