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Dozens on the wall, but only one on the floor: Hedda Lettuce unveils 100 self-portraits, at a Dec. 6 Chelsea Eye Art Gallery event.
Self-portrait sale will benefit charity
BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Is it possible that our favorite good time gal in green has entered her Blue Period? If so, there’s no need for mood-stabilizing meds, dispensed by a shirtless bartender pouring from a spoutless bottle. Not, at least, during the early evening hours of the first Friday in December. That’s when even the most sober among us will be seeing double — and then some — in the form of 100 self-portraits painted Hedda Lettuce, each on sale for under $100. Part of the proceeds from this Chelsea Eye Art Gallery event will go to CHABHA — an organization that supports children affected by HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa. Nail her iconic hair and sly smile, and you may walk home with your own original Hedda painting (valued at $500), the adoration of Miss Lettuce and the Look-A-Like contest crown (actual crown not included). Elsewhere around Chelsea, every Thursday at 7pm, the celluloid work of everybody from Joan Crawford to Lindsay Lohan provides fodder for Hedda’s pithy dressing downs — when her “Chelsea Classics” gig screens at Bow Tie Cinemas Chelsea (23rd St. near Eighth Ave.). Right next door and down a few stairs, the East of Eighth bistro is hosting “The Women Art Show” — another exhibition of paintings by our budding Picasso in pumps. Hedda’s legendary loose mouth elicits laughs, but lands her on Santa’s naughty (and trashy?) list — when the annual “Lettuce Rejoice” holiday spectacular barrels into the Metropolitan Room (34 W. 22nd St., btw. Fifth & Sixth Aves.) on Dec. 14, 15, 20, 21 & 22.
For info on these events, visit heddalettuce.com. “Night of a Hundred Heddas” is free. Fri., Dec. 6, from 5:30-9pm. At Chelsea Eye Art Gallery (157 W. 19th St., btw. Sixth & Seventh Aves.).