Halcyon Gallery Harrods presents a contemporary exhibition of work by Andy Warhol, Mauro Perucchetti, Lorenzo Quinn, Roy Lichtenstein, Royo, Henri Matisse, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Marc Chagall and our new artist Santiago Montoya. Drawing upon political history, Montoya uses such materials as bank-notes and food coupons to create works that question our collective ideals and aspirations, reflecting upon past dreams of nations and the seeming disconnect of the realities that follow.
Andy Warhol is still proving to be the most important and successful artist in the world and we continue to showcase very rare pieces for the gallery including Mao, 1972. In the aftermath of President Richard Nixon’s 1972 visit to China, Andy Warhol created a series of prints around the image of the Chinese leader, Mao Zedong. These brightly coloured portraits of Mao, which were enhanced by the additions of layered graffiti-like scribbles screened on separately, transformed Mao into a worldwide pop icon.
The Winter Exhibition includes new pieces from Mauro Perucchetti which have just arrived in the gallery including Blast. Mauro Perucchetti’s unique, eye-catching and highly desirable sculptures bring typical Pop Art themes into the twenty first century. Using a range of brightly coloured, unusual and highly finished materials such as pigmented resin, polished steel, glass, granite, Swarovski crystals and gold leaf, Perucchetti fuses Pop aesthetics with social comment, addressing some of the most pressing and difficult issues in today’s society.