Martin Lawrence Galleries Costa Mesa Unveils a World-Class Collection of Exceptional Works by the True Masters of Pop art – Warhol + Haring + Murakami + Kostabi + Muniz + Faine + Bertho
Nation’s Premier Network of Fine Art Galleries, located in the South Coast Plaza Mall in Costa Mesa, CA, offers rare and exclusive opportunity to view and acquire breathtaking works of art by many of the most influential artists of the 20th and 21st centuries.
“I just happen to like ordinary things. When I paint them, I don’t try to make them extraordinary. I just try to paint them ordinary-ordinary”. -Andy Warhol
Martin Lawrence Galleries (MLG), embraced the Pop art movement in the 1960’s, 70’s and 80’s and its manipulative and symbolic culture- by creating collaboration’s Andy Warhol and Keith Haring. MLG produced Warhol’s: Campbell Soup Boxes (and holds one of the largest collections of Andy Warhol in the world) and published Haring’s Growing Suite and Limited-Edition catalog-Keith Haring 1988, a one- man exhibition in Los Angeles of paintings, drawings and prints.
Included in the exhibition is Andy Warhol’s “Hot Dog Bean” from Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup II portfolio. Created in 1969, the screen-prints are characterized by the realistic depiction of a soup can and the likeness of the Campbell’s logo. This decision to create this series was based on the well-known soup notoriety. Warhol was interested in what made people and things famous and well-liked. This ties further into his propensity for consumerism and the beginning of his artistic career as an advertising illustrator. In creating his soup cans, Warhol was able to transform an everyday commodity into a valuable work of art.
“Art is nothing if you don’t reach every segment of the people”. -Keith Haring
The exhibition is comprised of influential artists of Pop and takes into account the work of Keith Haring and his unique contribution to the Graffiti and Neo-Pop movements of the 80’s. Haring’s artwork reflected the happenings of New York City’s culture in the 1980’s and his drawings are universally recognized as iconic. He is well known for his use of black and white and of vibrant colors along with simplified figures that are easily recognizable as his own. Haring’s lines formed glyphs that could read like an urban, tribal language. Haring’s “People Ladder” one of Three Lithographs) represents his signature style and philosophy of the world being a universal community.
Haring’s work resides in major private and public collections, including the Museum of Modern art and the Whitney Museum of American Art in NYC: Los Angeles County Museum of Art: The Art Institute of Chicago; The Bass Museum in Miami; Musée d’Art Moderne de la ville de Paris.
MLG in South Coast Plaza will be hosting an opening reception on Saturday, April 14, 6-8 pm.
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About Martin Lawrence Galleries
Since 1975, Martin Lawrence Galleries (MLG), headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut with nine galleries nationwide including New York, Chicago, Dallas, Las Vegas, New Orleans, San Francisco, Costa Mesa, La Jolla, Maui and online at martinlawrence.com, has assisted and advised collectors in acquiring fine art. (MLG), with its unparalleled collection of treasures, specializes in unique paintings and limited-edition graphics and sculpture by Warhol, Haring, Murakami, Chagall, Picasso and Erté. Over the last 15 years, it has lent nearly 250 artworks by 16 different artists to 32 museums around the world, and proudly publishes works by artists including Kondakova, Hallam, Bertho, Fressinier, Lalonde and Deyber. For more information visit www.martinlawrence.com.
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For more Information or an interview and/or gallery tour, contact Katia Graytok: 203.989.2073 firstname.lastname@example.org NOTE: High-resolution images of all artists work represented by Martin Lawrence galleries are available upon request.