Andy Warhol, David Wightman, Eve Arnold, Lorenzo Quinn, Mauro Perucchetti
24 Sep 2012 - 31 Jan 2013 | 29 New Bond Street, London
Halcyon Gallery present an exhibition of contemporary art combining rare and original work by Pop Art icon, Andy Warhol, Italian pop artist Mauro Perucchetti and British painter David Wightman. Key works include the Love is a Pink Cake portfolio by Andy Warhol, Mauro Perucchetti’s slab series and David Wightman’s graphic wallpaper paintings from his recent Paramour exhibition.
Andy Warhol’s Love is a Pink Cake was created in collaboration with Warhol’s lover Ralph Thomas Ward (‘corkie’), who wrote the poems, as a celebration of the beginning of their amorous relationship. Famous for his extravagant personality and for perfecting the modern technique of silk-screening, Warhol depicted the relationships between the public, the effect of visual repetition and advertising, and the role of celebrity. Other iconic Warhol’s on display include Tattooed Woman and Shoes 1980.
Perucchetti’s brand new Iconic Slab series incorporates several of his recognisable icons – a Jelly Baby, a heart-shaped grenade, an AK47 – beautifully cast in colourful, solid resin panels that explore the artist’s strong views on cloning, war and politics, society and self-evaluation. Perucchetti has achieved considerable international acclaim since his late arrival on the art scene, particularly for his Jelly Baby series which he has worked on since 2002.
Inspired by Caspar David Friedrich and Ad Reinhardt, Wightman creates landscape and abstract paintings using a systematic process that relies on craft and discipline. Every work is made from individual pieces of wallpaper, painstakingly cut with a surgical scalpel and placed side by side, then painted.
In addition to this, Halcyon Gallery will also be exhibiting works by Lorenzo Quinn and Eve Arnold.