Patchogue, NY – The renowned artist Paul Davis, who has created iconic images of some of the most prominent political and cultural figures of our time, was recently inspired to support the candidacy of David Pechefsky, running for the Democratic nomination in New York’s first congressional district, by composing one of his vivid posters for the Pechefsky campaign.

According to Davis, "After getting to know David it became clear that he is a candidate who stands apart. I wanted to create a poster to express the sense of hope he inspires in me and others, especially the many young people who have been energized by his campaign. They seem to sense, as I do, that as a congressman David would represent all the people of this community, especially working families whose needs are so often overlooked."

Pechefsky was surprised and honored when Davis offered to create a poster for his campaign. “I can think of no more profound endorsement than having Paul Davis express his support for me through his art. I believe the work captures the shared aspiration Paul and I have for a better, fairer country, where all are treated with dignity and respect, and where we do what is needed to preserve our planet for future generations. I hope as a candidate and as a member of Congress to repay, at least in some measure, Paul’s faith in me.”

About David Pechefsky
David Pechefsky was raised in Patchogue and has devoted his life to public service, both at home and abroad. As a longtime staffer for the NYC Council he helped secure millions of dollars for youth, health, senior, and housing programs. As a consultant for the National Democratic Institute (NDI) he worked from 2010 to 2013 on projects designed to build democratic institutions in war torn nations, including Somalia, Liberia, and Iraq. Pechefsky returned home to Long Island to use that wide-ranging experience for the people of this district. He is committed to the vision of an inclusive, equal and just society, where every person has a chance for a decent life. In Congress he will fight for a bold agenda, addressing income inequality, universal health care, affordable housing, rebuilding our infrastructure, and the challenges of climate change.

About Paul Davis
Paul Davis is a longtime resident of Sag Harbor. His paintings and posters have been the subject of gallery exhibitions and museum retrospectives in the U.S., Europe and Japan. He served as art director for Joseph Papp’s New York Shakespeare Festival, the American Museum of The Moving Image, and created memorable works for publishing, politics, sports and entertainment projects around the world. On the East End Davis has created posters for Guild Hall, the Parrish Art Museum, Bay Street Theatre, and other local institutions, as well the original designs and art for the Hampton’s Classic. A permanent installation of his posters in on view at the Public Theater in New York City. His many honors include a special award for theater posters from the Dramatists Guild, Guild Hall's Lifetime Achievement Award in 1995 and the 1998 Rome Prize Fellowship of the American Academy in Rome.


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Elliot Tolkin