After more than 20 years in our old location, we spent the summer moving into a new space in the heart of historic Georgetown. Our gallery is open to the public 7 days a week – visitors are welcome and encouraged!
Celebrities were a common subject for Andy Warhol over the span of his iconic career, and internationally acclaimed, Swedish-born actress Ingrid Bergman became the subject of one such portfolio in 1983, one year after her death.
It is undisputed that Warhol’sCampbell’s Soup Canscompletely changed the concept of art appreciation and cemented his status as the most-renowned American pop art artist and, at one point, the highest-priced living American Artist.
It is a widely held opinion among art critics thatMoonwalkperfectly exemplifies Warhol’s talent for identifying iconic images and adding his own unique elements in order to create timeless Pop Art masterpieces.
He traveled around the Mediterranean coast of Southern France after the devastating loss of his wife and the trauma of WW2. In order to find the joy in life again, Marc Chagall focused on creating bright, beautiful artwork featuring the landscapes of the area.
"Nixon's face is acidic green, colliding shockingly with an orange background ... It captures the way Nixon in the flesh looked like a cartoon, his head too big for his body. But that's all in the way of satire."
“The paintings are based on images that I have had around for a while. Then I decide, 'I choose you.' They are images that I realize, after a long time of looking and thinking about them, resonate with me. They might remind me of something, bring me back to some place.”
“I was intimidated by the 19th century idea of genius and I knew I was no genius; I thought you had to be a genius to be a painter or forget it. I think Picasso had doubts about whether he was a genius instead of accepting he was a great painter.”
“I don't know how 'pastoral' he expected me to make them, but when he saw the huge cow heads that I was going to have made into rolls of wallpaper, he was shocked ... I mean, he loved those cows and for my next show we papered all the walls in the gallery with them.”
KAWS describes his work as “optimistic, personal, [and] inviting," and indeed, familiarity and accessibility are the why his artwork has so vividly captured the love and imagination of millions of people around the world.