Sean-Patrick M. Hillman
Andy Warhol: Icons & Symbols in NYC
Purchase a Warhol for A PENNY!
The Largest Collection of the Warhol Available Under One Roof
Presented by POP International Galleries & Revolver Gallery
New York, NY (October 23, 2013) – POP International Galleries, in conjunction with the Revolver Gallery, is pleased to announce its most anticipated exhibition of the year; Andy Warhol: Icons & Symbols. The show will feature over 40 works from the New York art legend, focusing on Andy’s characterization of iconic celebrities and various popular symbols. The collection will be located at Pop International’s SoHo location, and run from Wednesday, November 6th through January 1st.
Warhol fans and collectors alike will also have the opportunity to purchase Andy Warhol works for A PENNY! Yes, for a penny, Warhol collectors can own a second piece by the legend himself. If a collector purchases any Warhol work at full price, the galleries will sell an additional piece titled “I Love Your Kiss Forever Forever”, a lithograph from the famous “1¢ Life” book for a penny while supplies last.
“This comprehensive print collection is both an art collector’s dream and an art history lesson”, said Jeff Jaffe, owner and founder of Pop International Galleries. “We are thrilled to be working with the Revolver Gallery to be able to bring this wonderful body of art to New York City where it belongs. Not only is it a wide ranging assortment that beautifully defines Warhol’s mammoth career, it is also one full of surprises…Who would have thought that ‘while supplies last’ some discerning collectors will be able to acquire a second Warhol for a penny!”
The Revolver Gallery boasts one of the largest print inventories of Warhol artwork. POP International is excited to bring Revolver’s collection to its new home in the city that inspired most of Andy’s career. Works to be featured will include prints of the famous Liz Taylor, Marilyn Monroe, Muhammad Ali, Truman Capote, Mao and the Campbell’s Soup Cans. Also featured for sale at the exhibition is Andy Warhol’s much coveted personal Polaroid camera, which was recently featured by Digital Trends and PopPhoto.com.
"I'd like to think that the spirit of Andy Warhol exists and that it exists in the city he loved so much, New York City. I'm excited to be teaming up with POP International for an exhibition which is arguably the biggest display of Warhol prints in a gallery setting in the country. With over 50 prolific works on display, I believe that collectors, enthusiasts, and critics will surely find this collection most impressive,” said Ron Rivlin, owner, Revolver Gallery.
Andy Warhol was one of the 20th century’s most influential artists and cultural critics. As one of the key players in the POP art movement, he developed his own method of screen-printing in the early 1960s, and it wasn’t long before he was creating groundbreaking works that brought attention to American pop culture and the lifestyle of Hollywood celebrities, changing how we look at art – and ourselves – forever.
When: Beginning Wednesday, November 6th, 2013 through January 1st, 2014
Address: POP International Galleries | 473 W Broadway, New York, NY 10012 | 212.533.4262
Web: popinternational.com | warholnewyork.com
About Pop International Gallery
Founded in 1997 by Jeff Jaffe, Pop International Galleries - aka "The Pop Gallery" - is an exciting art gallery on West Broadway in the heart of SoHo, in New York City. Pop International specializes in Pop Art, Urban Art and art and photography that is derived from, or influenced by, popular culture.
Pop International fills a much needed niche in New York, as it is the only street level gallery in the famous neighborhood with this special, fun and important focus. The diversity and depth of Pop's inventory makes it a great springboard for younger people to begin collecting, while serving as a dynamic source for more seasoned and experienced collectors.
While the The Pop Gallery has grown into a thriving business since its inception, Jeff firmly believes that a strong educational component is vital to the nurturing of all types of collectors. Events at the gallery often include guest lectures and discussions, screenings and slide shows as well as charitable tie-ins, making Pop International Galleries very much a part of the community at large.
Pop International Galleries has fast become the preeminent center to make collecting art available and accessible to all types of collectors in a young, fun-filled, energetic environment.
About the Revolver Gallery
Boasting one of the largest inventories of Andy Warhol art for sale, REVOLVER’s name is inspired by Warhol’s iconic 1981-82 series, “GUNS,” a group of almost fetished close-up images of a revolver. Located on South Beverly Drive – an area frequented by celebrities, artists, designers, elite shoppers, and business professionals – the ЯEVOLVER Gallery occupies a choice site within the creative culture scene, where fashion, art and music merge.
Whether visitors to the gallery are interested in buying Warhol originals, acquiring high-quality replicas, or simply viewing the contemporary artwork on display, they will enjoy the Pop Art aesthetic of the REVOLVER gallery’s flower-painted ceilings, concrete floors, and chic minimalist decor. State of the art mounting and lighting systems allow ЯEVOLVER’s patrons to experience the vibrant colors and powerful hues of the Andy Warhol art for sale at the gallery.
REVOLVER is owned and operated by talent manager Ron Rivlin, a leader, entrepreneur, investor, and business owner within today’s art and music community. Rivlin, founder of the talent management and booking agency Coast II Coast Entertainment, is recognized for cultivating the careers of electronic/urban music artists such as Infected Mushroom, RUN DMC, DJ Jazzy Jeff, and Junior Vasquez.
Ron Rivlin had a vision to create a venue where patrons could view Andy Warhol art for sale in a contemporary, inviting environment. When Rivlin opened the Beverly Hills art gallery REVOLVER, he translated his gift for recognizing talent and artistic genius to the collection and presentation of visual arts. He has transformed an empty space on Beverly Drive into a unique and trendy venue for the display and sale of his extensive personal collection of Andy Warhol originals and works of emerging contemporary artists. Rivlin envisions REVOLVER as the nucleus of a modern Pop and Urban artistic community, where patrons can find one of the largest collections of Andy Warhol art for sale in the world.
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