Fans of Twentieth Century Boy, artist Duncan Hannah’s enchanting and captivating memoir of his coming of age in New York’s 1970s downtown art scene should find no surprise that his latest pieces combine two of his favorite period obsessions: vintage magazines and vintage foreign films.

“I always wanted my paintings to have the feel of foreign films,” he tells me by phone from his home in West Cornwall, Connecticut. “That sense of mystery and a strange glamour.”