Ex-Mayor Rudolph Giuliani to face questioning in case by artist June 13, 2002

New York City, New York - Former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani will answer legal questions in a lawsuit brought by an artist who says he was repeatedly arrested after depicting Giuliani as Adolph Hitler in a painting, the city says.

Giuliani was one of 11 former city officials artist Robert Lederman, of Rutherford, N.J., wanted questioned by lawyers in the case in U.S. District Court in Manhattan. Lederman said he was falsely arrested more than 40 times while Giuliani was mayor and was never convicted of a crime. City lawyers opposed the allowance of depositions with the others, including a former police commissioner, an ex-parks commissioner and past high-level press aides of the mayor. In court papers filed Wednesday, the city said Giuliani will be produced for a deposition but the others "have no knowledge of any prospective enforcement action against Mr. Lederman."


L.A. Willette is a dynamic painter whose abtsractions are as sensual as his female nudes. Both are executed in bold slashing strokes, informed by strong draftsmanship.


Ladies, if your feet are killing you as you scour the city for presents, you might consider buying some new shoes from a street peddler.
That is, if your idea of comfy shoes are hand-painted, 5-inch spiked heels covered with pictures of nudes.
"I'm an abstract expressionist by trade, not a shoe salesman," says New York artist L.A. Willette. Nonetheless, he chose his current medium when he went shopping with a friend who paid 450$ for a pair of shoes so giddily impractical he realized "she'll never really wear them."


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Shows & Events Location, Prices, etc...
  • 10 Jan 1977
    Painted Women 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

    L.A. Willette @ Westbeth Painters Space

  • 09 Nov 1978
    Waiting for the Dough 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

    A new play by Lawrence Willette. Thurs thru Sat at 11 p.m. 11/9-25 (no perf on Thanksgiving). $3 (691-2272).

  • 05 Sep 1979
    Destined Arts Inc. 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

    Westbeth Painter's Gallery presents New Paintings & Drawings L.A. Willette P. Micheal Laura Rudin Phil Cody September 5 - October 5, 1979 Opening at 9.00 p.m.

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