Join us for our month-long event celebrating Erté
01 Dec 2018 – 31 Dec 2018
Martin Lawrence Galleries
Las Vegas, United States
Image Credit: Keith Haring, Andy Mouse #1, hand-signed silkscreen, 38 x 38 inches
Exceptional Portraits on Display until April 30th
Martin Lawrence Galleries (MLG) the nation’s preeminent network of fine art galleries, is proud to announce an exhibition of exceptional portraits by the masters of Pop Art, from April 1st through April 30th at its 27,000 sq. Ft. flagship space in the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas. This is a truly unique opportunity to admire and acquire breathtaking works of art by the most renowned artists of the 20th and 21st century.
MLG has curated a collection of fine art by many of the most influential artists of our time. Portraits have intrigued collectors around the world for centuries, and this assemblage is no exception.
Included in the exhibition is Keith Haring’s exuberant character Andy Mouse. Haring was one of the 20th centuries most influential street artists and social activists whose work responded to the New York City Street culture of the 1980s. Andy Mouse depicts Andy Warhol as an utterly cool, larger than-life cartoon mouse… a fitting homage from one Pop artist to another. Haring combined two of his heroes, Andy Warhol and Mickey Mouse and the work is considered highly significant in Haring’s oeuvre, well regarded for its bold graphics, composition and sense of humor.
‘Its like treating him [Warhol] like he was part of American culture, like Mickey Mouse was. That he himself had become a symbol, a sign for something complete, universally understandable. He sort of made this niche for himself in the culture. As much as Mickey Mouse had…putting him on a dollar bill was just making him even more like an icon or part of the American dream.’
–Haring from Haring, Warhol, Disney
The exhibition will also feature the philosophy of a portrait by American Pop Artist Roy Lichtenstein. Known for his characteristic use of Ben-Ray dots, a visual effect created through the proliferation of dots to achieve larger sweeps of color and form, “Shipboard Girl” offers a culmination of Lichtenstein’s visual techniques as well as his frequent use of an incomplete narrative. The viewer is presented with an image of a beautiful blond aboard a luxury liner, executed in yellow, red, blue and black, this work is composed of wonderful color dots that combine to create the image. Recalling Seurat’s pointillism technique, Lichtenstein relies on the instinct of our eye to fuse the separate dots into an intriguing scene and provides with a wealth of viewing enjoyment that engages our minds and our senses.
“Pop art looks out into the world. It doesn’t look like a painting or something, it looks like the thing itself.”-Roy Lichtenstein
MLG’s exclusive exhibition will also include significant works from Andy Warhol, Takashi Murakami, Mark Kostabi, Vik Muniz and Philippe Bertho allowing viewers a unique opportunity to enjoy a visual feast like no other.
Martin Lawrence Galleries Las Vegas is located at 3500 Las Vegas Boulevard south near the Atlantis fountain at the Forum Shops Caesars Palace.
Pop Portraits Exhibition
April 1st– April 30th
RSVP (702) 991-5990
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.orgNOTE: High-resolution images of all artists work represented by Martin Lawrence galleries are available upon request.
Image Credit:Keith Haring, Andy Mouse #1, hand-signed silkscreen, 38 x38 inches