Long Island Weekly: Pop Goes The Artist

We can thank the Brits for introducing us to the world of pop art, the bright and colorful artistic movement that came about in the mid 1950s in England. The United States jumped on the wagon a few years later, giving us Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Jasper Johns in the 1960s. Now included in that mashup is Romero Britto, a Brazilian born, self-taught artist who took the art scene by storm. Britto will be bringing his extraordinary collection to Northport’s LaMantia Gallery from July 15 through 23, showing guests his life in vivid color. Continue Reading →

Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle: Peter Max appearing with his psychedelic work

WHITEFISH BAY – Artist Peter Max will present many of his “cosmic” works at Milwaukee’s Gallery 505 in June.

Max, 79, catapulted to fame in the 1960s with his bright, psychedelic paintings. By 1967, his “Love” poster was everywhere with more than one million copies sold. Continue Reading →

Q&A: Pop Culture Artist Peter Max About Career-Spanning Exhibition

The uber-groovy artist Peter Max’s visual style, with its bright colors and hippy overtones, was part of the visual vernacular in the 1960’s and 1970’s. Max has devoted nearly four decades painting pop culture. He’s painted portraits of many well-known musicians (Lionel Richie, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Tom Petty and Taylor Swift, to name a few). He was also the official artist for the Grammy Awards five times. Continue Reading →

Park Record: Christine Argillet enjoys spreading the surrealist joy of Salvador Dali

Many people are familiar with the dreamlike paintings of Spanish surreal artist Salvador Dali.

His best-known work, “Persistence of Memory,” depicts melted clocks hanging limply off different objects.

Park City art lovers will have the chance to see and purchase another side of the late artist’s works when Madame Christine Argillet, daughter of Salvador Dali’s publisher Pierre Argillet, will appear at the Old Towne Gallery, 580 Main St., this weekend. Continue Reading →

Park City Magazine: Dalí Comes to Park City in the Argillet Collection

Boundless creative, technical master, and risk-taker are all apt ways to describe the marvelous and mustachioed Salvador Dalí (born, May 11, 1904; died, January 23, 1989), who remains one of the art world’s most celebrated and iconic figures. Through his unusual paintings, sculptures, and surreal explorations in film and interactive art, Dalí was responsible for ushering in a new generation of imaginative expression. One of his most celebrated images–the melting clocks depicted in his painting The Persistence of Memory–is etched into our collective consciousness. But the workings of Dalí’s mind and his eccentricities are impossibly out of reach for most. Continue Reading →

The Salt Lake Tribune: Making magic out of any moment,’ Salvador Dalí remembered in special collection coming to Park City

Many art lovers remember the first time they saw a piece of art created by Salvador Dalí.

Maybe it was the melting clocks in “The Persistence of Memory” or the arachnid-like legs of the creatures in “The Elephants.”

Christine Argillet had a much more personal experience with Dalí’s genius. Continue Reading →