Saturday, Oct 5, 6-7:30 PM

Martin Lawrence Galleries New Orleans Celebrates the Spirit and Genius of 20th-Century Modern Masters with an Opening Reception on October 5th, 2019

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Martin Lawrence Galleries New Orleans Celebrates the Spirit and Genius of20th-Century ModernMasters with an Opening Reception on October 5th, 2019 Fine art is always in style, and this Fall Martin Lawrence Galleries (MLG) is filling the French Quarter with its glory. MLG, which began showcasing the work of 20th and 21st Century Masters on Royal Street in 2001, has since become the go-to destination in the Big Easy for both first-timers and experienced collectors alike. MLG proudly offers original and unique works from masters including Warhol, Haring, Francis, Murakami, Kostabi, Chagall, Picasso, Dalí and Erté, and 21st-century artists including Kondakova, Hallam, Bertho, Fressinier, Lalonde, and Deyber. "Royal Street ns the French Quarter's crown jewel of elegance, decorum, and culture, which makes it the perfect location for our flagship New Orleans Gallery. We offer locals and out-of-towners a warm New Orleans welcome, and they delight in our comprehensive showcase of original paintings, sculpture, and limited-edition graphics. "We make art personal"-Mary Coxe, Gallery Director. Andy Warhol and Erté hardly need an introduction. These world- renowned iconic artists captured the public's imagination, and to this day each remains a touchstone of 20th-century art, a symbol of the best of the best .In the 1980s, the gallery collaborated with leading artists of the Pop Art Movement, and on view, this Fall is Andy Warhol's "The Star', a unique han- signed trial-proof scree print decorated with diamond dust. 'The Star' was initially used as an exhibition poster and is part of a suite of ten screenprints called 'Myths' published in 1981. “I think interesting people make movies. Anybody could be a star if they’re interesting. “Andy Warhol Notable works from Erté, the father of art deco, will likewise be on display. Erté globally recognized as one of the foremost fashion and theatrical designers of the 20th century, and his genius is evidenced by 'Georgie' a costume design created for 'American Millionaires' in 1917 produced as gouache on paperboard and signed on the lower right- hand side of the image. Also, on view is the bronze sculpture 'Golden Fleece,' originally a costume design for a Folies-Bergére scene and part of Erte’s 'Adoration of Women' suite. Erté's bronzes all have a -and applied patina and polished embellishments. Martin Lawrence Galleries Opening Reception, Saturday, October, 5th6:00-8:00 pm 433 Royal Street, New Orleans, LA 504.299.9055 MARTINLAWRENCE.COM 433ROYAL@MARTINLAWRENCE.COM Martin Lawrence Gallerieshas proudly presented over 1600 exhibitions and private auctions in the past decades and enjoys the distinction of having loaned 250 artworks by 16 different artists to 32 world-renowned museums and public institutions all over the globe. Most recently this includes Erté's L'Arc En Ciel to the Hermitage Museum for their celebratory retrospective-Erté: Master of Art Deco; Magritte's Les Grands Rendezvous to Centre Pompidou's René Magritte La Trahison Des Images: Muniz's Guernica to the High Museum of Art's major Muniz retrospective; Warhol's Little Electric Chairs, 1964 to Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris's Warhol Unlimited exhibition and David Hockney's Outpost Drive to the Tate Britain/Centre Pompidou/Metropolitan Museum of Art's most extensive retrospective of Hockney's work to date.