Halcyon Gallery presents an unparalleled exhibition showcasing rare and original work by the legendry Pop Art icon, Andy Warhol, and critically acclaimed contemporary artist, Mauro Perucchetti.
The exhibition at Halcyon’s flagship gallery, 144-146 New Bond Street, sees the two artists’ works displayed alongside each other, encouraging a dialogue between their work. This silent communication serves as a testament to the historical importance of Warhol’s artistic developments and ingenuity, and highlights Perucchetti’s playful, yet mocking, response to the artificial exclusivity of the consumer society in which we live.
Presented to the public for the first time, Warhol’s Silver Liz and Double Elvis are two of the artist’s most valuable works, both created during the summer of 1963. Silkscreen portrait studies of Elizabeth Taylor and Elvis Presley pay tribute to Warhol’s obsession with celebrity culture and are excellent examples of work at the height of the artist’s career.
Perucchetti will launch a brand new Iconic Slab series which 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.
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