Laura Levine
Friendly Faces at the Mystery Spot
posted: July 22, 2008
Seymour Chwast!...
As some of you may know, I run a little vintage shop on the side called The Mystery Spot, which is only open weekends in the summer/fall - maybe 40 days out of the year....if that.

The other day I was thinking (gratefully) about all the illustrators I know who have stopped in to visit and say hi. It's always a wonderful surprise when a familiar face pops in. (It may also have something to do with the wonderful selection of art books we have in the back room).

So without further ado, some of my friends and yours'. And if you're ever in the neighborhood (Phoenicia, NY) between the hours of 11 - 4PM on a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday, stop in and say hi!

(You can see more fun people here:
Adam McCauley and Wig!...
Anita Kunz and Dick Chin!...
Barry Blitt, Joe Ciardello, Tim Bower and John Cuneo!...
Cathie Bleck and the lovely Ana!...
Eric White!...
Julia Gorton and Dan Kirk and family!...
Katherine Streeter and Hank!...
and Amy Sedaris (just because.......!)...
Marc July 22, 2008
I've heard of celebrity illustrators, and here they are.
Adam McCauley July 22, 2008
We so wanted to come back and buy stuff Laura, but the doors were closed all week... a common theme in them thar hills. Next time! Is that painting still for sale? Anita and Dick win cutest pic.
Laura Levine July 22, 2008
Marc - the only celeb missing is YOU! Adam - yup, the "Gone Fishin'" sign was up! One of my fellow Voice photographer friends bought that painting, she loves it.
Homer July 22, 2008
I found my zircon-encrusted tweezers at the Mystery Spot. Works like a charm.
David Flaherty July 22, 2008
I see you sell Hank dogs too?
Bob Staake July 23, 2008
the world needs more mystery spots and more laura levines (not to mention more of those eyeball things that the lovely ms. sedaris is holding)
Laura Levine July 23, 2008
Bob - that's gotta be one of the nicest things anyone's ever said - thank you! Homer - nice to see you're taken control of those knuckle hairs. Flaherty - clear as a bell, as always!
J.D. King July 23, 2008
Julia and Dan were my upstairs (and to the north) neighbors about a million years ago! Good to "see" them again! Dan and I went to see Fripp at The Kitchen about 30 (not actually a million) years ago.
Leo Espinosa July 23, 2008
My next trip to western Mass I'll just keep driving...
Andy Ward July 24, 2008
Mystery spot franchise? store opening soon in Northern Italy? pretty please?
Laura Levine July 24, 2008
Good news, Andy! Mystery Spot franchise opportunities are now available for a small investment! Please visit our website for more information and to find the payment plan just right for you. Leo - yes, come visit one of these summers! JD - yes, come vis....ah, what the heck, you ain't going nowhere!