Unveiling of original paintings by acclaimed Pop Illusionist Philippe Bertho

14 Apr 2018

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Saturday, April 14, 6-8 pm

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Martin Lawrence Galleries

San Francisco
California, United States


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These breakthrough new works of art on canvas and hand-signed limited-edition prints will be available to admire and acquire.


World Renowned Trompe L’oeil Master. Philippe Bertho will be exhibiting never-before-seen paintings Exclusively at Martin Lawrence Galleries in Soho, NY and San Francisco, CA.

 Philippe Bertho-the acclaimed pop illusionist latest works explore his desire and recent decision to explore his dreamlike deliriums with the vibrant pleasure of his own personal narrative, context and texture. They are teeming with a vibrancy that truly characterizes his pleasure of painting.


“For a long time, I naively believed that painting was a matter of technique. The I read about Picasso, son of a drawing teacher, who spent his life learning to draw as a child: then and there my perspective on art was transformed forever. To represent a face in profile and from the front at the same time; it is simply great poetry.” –Philippe Berth


Perhaps once in a generation, a voice comes along that is so fresh it defies definition, challenging the way we find expression. Martin Lawrence Galleries (MLG), whose nine galleries across the country are the home to the finest artists of the 20th and 21st century, invites you to experience Philippe Bertho’s personal and visual works, which illustrate, enlighten and-with gloriously subtle nuance-confound the eye.


“I think my paintings are paintings of ideas. There is an abstract painter who will throw on a canvas his emotional state, as they say. There is a realistic painter who will sketch a portrait of you in great strokes with a large brush, to express the violence inside of him or her. There are many kinds of painters: I am a painter of ideas who paints with delicacy and restraint.”-Philippe Bertho

Philippe Bertho, born in the region of Brittany, is a classically trained artist who began studying his craft in the early 1990’’s in Reims, France. He spent considerable time mastering decorative trompe l ‘oeil (“to fool the eye”) painting, a technique which literally creates the illusion of a 3rd dimension on a flat surface. His style draws comparisons to the “Pop Surrealist Decades” which include Warhol and Dalí. But Bertho’s work fools much more than the eye.

He was discovered by the owners of Martin Lawrence Galleries, when they happened to stumble on paintings that both caught their eye and took their breath away. Never before had they seen a painter of such magnificent vision and unique perspective. They immediately asked him to join their family of superb 21st century artists and offer his work exclusively at their fine art galleries located in 9 cities from New York to New Orleans, Maui to La Jolla.

In the years since, Bertho has navigated the space between paintings and drawings and graphics, inspired by urban art, advertising and comics.

Bertho’s newest works, which will be proudly offered for sale at MLG’s Soho, NY and San Francisco locations, reflect his desire and recent decision to return to his vision of life as new ideas. They are teeming with a vibrancy that truly characterizes his pleasure of painting.

“The department store of my inspiration has grown a little. New aisles have appeared, and everything is up for grabs”. -Philippe Bertho

Discover the latest works by this acclaimed pop illusionist. New and original works on canvas and hand-signed prints will be available to view and acquire.

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 kgraytok@martinlawrence.com NOTE: High-resolution images of all artists work represented by Martin Lawrence galleries are available upon request.

Exhibiting artists

Keith Haring

Keith Haring

Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol

Philippe Bertho


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