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EXHIBITIONS: Mary Schook's Celeb Body Art
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On April 7, 6-10 p.m., makeup/body artist Mary Schook is hosting a body art exhibition, titled "All-Stars and Starlets," at Splashlight Studios, 529-535 W. 35th St., in New York. The auction/charity event with music will offer a wide range of Schook's elaborate body art styles, captured by photographers including James Coleman, Michael Frost, Luca Pioltelli, Stan Shaffer and Tony Magazzu. Schook did "the body art, hair, makeup and even some of the prop styling," for the show, she says. "I chose photographers who would work best for each situation. There's a lot of concept that goes behind the images." In the case of the lead piece here, shot by Magazzu, which features Beth Ostrosky — animal rights advocate, model, actress and Howard Stern's girlfriend (not necessarily in that order) — "I'm sure if Beth wasn't modeling she would have a tattoo of Howard," says Schook. "I've never seen two people more in love with each other, and they have a great grasp of the public pressure together as well. Beth is typically stereotyped as the brazen swimsuit beauty or the smiley spokesperson. I wanted to capture her in a way that wasn't beautiful or cute — a very pensive person with Howard always at her side." Additional shots from the show are in the PDF. Call 212-268-7247 for more info on the event, and see the complete body of Schook's art at www.maryschook.com.