Don Perlis is a sharp-eyed observer of the passing human scene. His works are
emotionally subtle and profound. Indeed they convey the deep emotions lying just
underneath the surface of everyday life…He has created a grand illusion of reality….

Donald Kuspit

Street Life at the Heckscher Museum of Art - The New York Timess
"The painting, a little over eight feet long and six feet tall, is the centerpiece of the show."