Mark Miller With Kevin Berlin

A well-heeled international crowd flooded Orchard Street for the private viewing of Kevin Berlin's major solo show "Double Happiness" at the newly Mark Miller Gallery. More than 60 major oil on canvas paintings originally displayed in Shanghai, China are seen in the USA for the first time. The wild, unpredictable Artist was at the opening first hand with a "performance art" piece entitled "Double Happiness" - which included the newly moved to New York Wirkus twins, "mini- popsicles" from Il Laboratorio Del Gelato, and a "Tiger Dance." Camera crews covered the event from New York's Sinovision TV, Canadian Television and Hampton's Television.


The Mark Miller Gallery, brings Shanghai exhibition to NYC's most vibrant new art scene: the Lower East Side. The entire celebrated solo exhibition DOUBLE HAPPINESS by internationally renowned artist Kevin Berlin has travelled over 7,000 miles for its American debut. As featured in Shanghai Daily, ArtZine China, and Smart Shanghai, Kevin Berlin's DOUBLE HAPPINESS is building up to be one of the most talked about art openings of the year. The show opens October 27, 2010 at the Mark Miller Gallery located at 92 Orchard Street in the heart of the historic Lower East Side, NYC and runs through Dec. 15, 2010.

Straight from exhibition on famous Moganshan Lu in Shanghai, China, DOUBLE HAPPINESS explores the search for happiness in the dynamic east-meets-west city of Shanghai. Through compelling large-scale oil paintings, Berlin unveils his discoveries about the search for happiness he found on the streets of Shanghai. DOUBLE HAPPINESS features 60 of Berlin's most recent works, divided into three groups - "Steamed Buns and Double Happiness," "Cigarettes and Cash" and counterfeit "Bags." Each painting tells its own story.

Kevin Berlin commented on the show's arrival in America explaining, "Shanghai and New York have a lot in common: We all want the same things -- love, cash, sex, status, something satisfying to eat, a friend, to live in a beautiful place, to be a part of the future." "Every figure in my paintings has a secret. I not only draw what people see, but also the hidden parts," says Berlin. "My job as an artist is really just as a witness, to simply say - this is what I saw."

DOUBLE HAPPINESS will also mark the premier re-opening of the Mark Miller Gallery, which has recently been transformed, through a significant expansion on Orchard Street. The gallery was established in 1998 and is dedicated to showcasing emerging and established contemporary artists."Beyond the captivating beauty of his paintings, I believe the important socio-political messages his works represent will be of great interest to viewers in New York City," explained gallery owner Mark Miller.

To learn more about the show or to arrange a viewing with the artist please contact Christina Daigneault at 917-207-4686 or visit The Mark Miller Gallery is located at 92 Orchard Street, New York, NY 10002. You can reach the gallery directly at 212-253-9479 or

About the Artist: Internationally renowned artist Kevin Berlin's works are found in the collections of Kim Basinger, Luciano Pavarotti, Buzz Aldrin, Henry Buhl, David Letterman, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Quincy Jones, General Motors Corp. and Carnival Cruise Lines. Berlin, a Yale Alumnus, has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Miami Herald, USA Today, CBS Sunday Morning, MTV, Tokyo Television, and BBC Radio. Berlin was honored by President Reagan at The White House as a YoungArts Presidential Scholar in 1983.

Photo By: Ethan Ries