The end of the year is always a good time to reflect. Not only on the last 365 days that passed you by, but maybe even beyond that. Looking back at your past, can sometimes be the best way to pave way for the year ahead.
A friend of the saloon from our days back in New York City recently reached out, and we couldn’t be happier. Visual Artist and Creative Director Albert Chailosky was living in New York during the glory years of the 90’s. He’s one of our lucky patrons to be around from the earlier days of the Meat Packing District, when the area around Hogs NY was still a bit shady. Lucky for us, he took some classic pictures of the old neighborhood and bar, that we’re blessed to share… THANK YOU for sending these to us Albert!!!
Albert recently decided to jump back into the world of art and is creating sculptures again. His mixed media 3D renditions of his favorite places in New York are incredible. And for all of those smart people out there connecting the dots, you know he did a piece on one of his all time favorite bars in the city, Hogs & Heifers Saloon. For you fancy art collectors out there, an original sculpture of his Hogs piece is for sale online right now! CLICK ME to check it out!!
There are thousands of articles and stories written about Hogs being forced to close its’ doors in New York. Click HERE for a old piece in the NY Daily News that tells the story well, and contains quotes from our owner Michelle. Cheers to looking back, and cheers to looking forward… HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!
More from the owner of Albert Chailosky’s Art Piece of Hogs & Heifers Saloon. The piece was for sale online, Michelle now owns it, and it hangs in her house in Las Vegas. It was bought for her as a gift! Below is a description of it while it was for sale online:
3D Mixed Media Sculpture is preowned but it is in very good condition…This piece is the artist’s interpertation of ” Hogs & Heifers ” …This infamous bar in the meat packing district in NYC is at 859 Washington Street …It has become a landmark and was the inspiration for the movie ” Coyote Ugly “……. Countless celebrities come to dance on their bar as is the custom…. as well as donating their bras…( which are hung on the wall behind the bar)…(Julia Roberts bra among them)….This bar opened their 2nd location in Las Vegas in 2005…….I bought this 3D sculpture in the early 2000’s from the artist directly and i own 2 more of his pieces….He used to show at the ” Ro Gallery” as well as the “Stricoff Gallery” …both in NY…He has since moved to Ohio and i have lost track of him..” Hogs & Heifers ” measures 45″ L (without fixture)X 16″W X 12″ D…The fixture ( working ) is attached at the top which increases the length to 57.5″…Please note that there is one man missing from the front of this piece…I have him ….he just has to be glued back on…Other than that…this is a very interesting, large conversation piece…I do know that this piece is a very limited edition…Because of the size and weight of this piece…This is a pick-up only….A few of his available pieces are selling
for between $5000 & $6000 online….
That’s some cool Hogs history right there!