3rd Eye Projects
Paul Edlin’s mystical mesmerizing postage-stamp collages will trick your eye and make your heart flutter
Born in 1931 with a profound hearing loss, Paul Edlin began taking art classes at the age of 41, studying at the Art Students League and the New School with Will Barnet and Henry Pearson. In the early 1980s he began incorporating postage stamps to make his mystical narratives and in the ’90s he began using them exclusively. Along the way his nephew Andrew began managing his career and opened a gallery in New York, Andrew Edlin, devoted to primitive and outsider art. A selection of Paul Edlin’s collages is on view there through March 15.