HUNG Hijinks with Tom Billings

Tom Billings, one of Gitana Rosa's artists currently featured in the on-going show "Hung: Checking Out the Contemporary Male," stopped by last week and hilarity ensued. Witness Exhibit A, his piece in the show, titled "Happy Valentine's Day":

We're not sure what got into Tom -- maybe it was a misguided sense of competition with the other work on display -- but he suddenly decided to derobe and flash his, ahem, other piece.  Exhibit B:

That's Vanessa Liberati, Gitana Rosa's owner, pointing at the obvious. Standing next to her is poor Tim Wood, another of the gallery's artists (and yes, that's his real name). Perhaps no other man in Williamsburg has ever been faced with so much real and artistically rendered schlong in one night.

Tom seemed unconcerned. Hence, Exhibit C:

Any regrets, Tom?

We'll take the above as a no. It's not always so exciting after hours here at Gitana Rosa Gallery...or is it?

Carolyn Weltman's small prints

Carolyn Weltman's small prints

And another one of Weltman's prints, "Fight Boy Getting Ready" (a limited edition print), reflected in the gallery's front window.

And another one of Weltman's prints, "Fight Boy Getting Ready" (a limited edition print), reflected in the gallery's front window.

Vanessa and Tim, with a now fully clothed Tom, contemplate just how far they've been willing to go to expose great art.