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Dienst + Dotter Party - Thursday, 3/13/2014 4:55 PM

Tonight marked the first public viewing of “a collaboration that will truly wow the world,” said Dienst + Dotter Antikviteter owner, Jill Dienst, whose NoHo based Scandinavian antiques and interiors gallery hosted renowned artist, friend and new found collaborator, Joseph Ari Aløi aka JK5, for Dienst + Dotter Antikviteter Host Book Launch for JK5 Sketches, Tattoos, Drawings, Paintings & Objects.

The undeniably talented (and charismatic) JK5 certainly tattooed his mark on the gallery, bringing his book title to life with several paintings, dozens of sketchbooks and objects, countless drawings, and many many tattoos as guests proudly displayed their JK5 pieces; but most importantly, on display were the freshly unveiled, and wildly creative, collaborative pieces between him and Mrs. Dienst.

The teaming of Mrs. Dienst and JK5 brings his trademark talents to a whole new canvas: that of Mrs. Dienst’s rarefied collection of Scandinavian objects. Mrs. Dienst offered up select antique pieces – from bowls to kits to cabinets – for JK5 to brand with his original designs and décors. Several of these one-of-a-kind originals were on display, and those who attended expecting a mere meet-and-greet were treated to the first public showing.

The mood was positively exuberant as rain deterred not an invitee. Family, friends and fan, greeted by a freshly painted mural in the window display, poured into the store to support the famed artist, soak in the exhibition and buy his new book, Sketches, Tattoos, Drawings, Paintings & Objects. And JK5 did not disappoint, signing each book as only he could, taking the time to etch an original and colorful sketch in each book leaving everyone in the best of spirits.

Specializing in baroque pieces from 17th century to the mid-20th century, Dienst + Dotter Antikviteter is located on 411 Lafayette St. between East 4th St. and St. Marks and is open daily from 9-6pm. Books are still available as well as many of JK5’s works on display.