Alexa here. David McDermott and Peter McGough formed an artistic partnership during the 80s in the East Village, dressing as turn-of-the-century dandies in the scene that included Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat. Known as McDermott & McGough, they've worked in photography, painting, sculpture and film. They continue to collaborate, even though McDermott lives in Dublin and McGough in New York (in quite the apartment).
I thought their latest work, photorealistic paintings that celebrate actresses in classic films, would be of interest to TFE readers. The work often pairs actresses from different films together in moments of intense emotion, or nestles them in modernist compositions with other elements of pop culture.