Ray Caspio

"a shapeshifter of an actor" - Cleveland Plain Dealer

little edie beale of grey gardens: the libra husband

Libra Husband 11" x 17" Matte Print

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Last year, I was awakened to the documentary film Grey Gardens. I knew there was a Broadway musical, but I had no idea it was based on a true story; that is, until Rosie O'Donnell talked about how brilliant both the documentary and musical were on her blog and on The View. I decided to take a risk and buy the documentary since she insisted the doc was a must-view...I was not disappointed. I found the documentary and relationship between Big and Little Edie to be incredibly fascinating, and was mesmerized by what an interesting person Little Edie was and remains, years after her death. After buying the cast recording of the musical, a trip to New York City to see the show in person was definitely in order. I was lucky enough to see the Tony winning performances of Christine Ebersole and Mary Louise Wilson twice: April and June, 2007.

Since then, I've immersed myself in Grey Gardens, and Little Edie inspired this illustration off of one of my old sketches.

The Libra Husband
11" x 17"
Pencils, Illustrator, Photoshop

background photos by Frank J. Lanza Photography, courtesy of Theater Ninjas
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Ray Caspio received a 2016 Creative Workforce Fellowship. The Fellowships is a program of the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture. Funding for the Fellowship program is made possible by the generous support of Cuyahoga County residents through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.