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William Quigley showcases his art for a good cause

Contemporary artist William Quigley was in Boston Friday evening, teaming up with Newbury Street’s Quidley and Company gallery for an event showcasing his work. Eight of Quigley’s abstract paintings — including portraits of Ted Williams, Nat King Cole, and Jack Johnson — were on display at the showing, which raised funds for The Price Center, which offers services and care for developmentally disabled adults in the Boston area. Quigley, 52, is no stranger to Boston. His sister lives in Concord, and though he’s a Philadelphia native now living in New York, he’s a big fan of the Red Sox and the Bruins. “I love Boston,” said Quigley, whose work has been commissioned and collected by the likes of Shaquille O’Neal, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Eminem. “I come here all the time and play pick-up ice hockey with friends in Concord and Bedford.” Quigley’s also known for his work as an art director. He’s collaborated with his good friend Pete Francis and the indie-folk rocker’s Boston-based band Dispatch. Quigley designed the cover of band’s 2000 album “What Are We Living For?”

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