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POP INTERNATIONAL GALLERIES PRESENTS CRAIG ALAN’S “POPULUS”

August 29, 2019

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 30, 2019, New York, NY:

WHAT: 

Craig Alan creates brilliant images of celebrities, and homages to pop artist greats using his remarkable talent of hand painting hundreds and thousands of miniature people with unique elements that comprise some of the most intricately detailed pieces we've known. The Populus Series is his creative interpretation of everything from movie stars and musicians to heads of state, and some of the most famous icons, past and present. His art undeniably proves that we are all part of something greater than ourselves alone. 

 

WHEN:           September 19th to October 15th, 2019


WHERE:         POP International Galleries – 195 Bowery, New York, NY  10002


RSVP:            T: 212.533.4262      CraigAlanRSVP@popinternational.com
 

WEBSITE:      www.popinternational.com

 

POP INTERNATIONAL GALLERIES PRESENTS

CRAIG ALAN’S “POPULUS”

 

Born in 1971 in San Bernardino, California, and raised in the Atlanta area, Craig Alan first recognized his creative drive via crayons on his parents' walls like many inspired young artists, and by the age of 7, his capacity for detailed visual interpretation became undeniable.


Craig is most well known for his “Populus” series, which originally drew its’ inspiration from a balcony overlooking Orange Beach, Alabama, where guests enjoying a wedding party, seemed to form the shape of an eye where they stood.

 

Since that happy coincidence, Alan’s “Populus” series is now in numerous impressive collections and home to dozens of celebrities, featuring icons of all ages, including: Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Freddie Mercury, James Bond, Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso, Van Gogh, Gandhi, James Dean, John Lennon, Nelson Mandela, Queen Elizabeth, Darth Vader, Audrey Hepburn, and many more. He has also developed a brilliant conceptual style of painting within his “Populus” realm, making use of geometric and graphic forms in conjunction with his brilliant application of “little people”.

 

Pop International Galleries is delighted to have its’ second major opening for Craig Alan. This astonishing artist has fast become a major collectible figure in the stable of extremely well represented artists at Pop. “We are beyond thrilled and honored to be able to represent this outstanding artist’s work here at the Pop Gallery”, says Jeff Jaffe, owner and founder of Pop International, “He has fast become one of the most important artists at Pop, and we are honored to consider him as part of the Pop family.” 

50 Years Of "Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid" With Lawrence Schiller

August 12, 2019

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 30, 2019, New York, NY:

 

Pop International Galleries Celebrates

The 50th Anniversary of

"Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid"

With Renowned Photographer and Director LAWRENCE SCHILLER

 

Most motion pictures never become cultural reference points the way Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid has, in the near-half-century since its fall 1969 premiere. The film was one of the biggest box office attraction of 1960's, thanks to Paul Newman (already a big star) and Robert Redford (whose stardom was secured through the movie). The sardonic mutterings of William Goldman’s Oscar-winning screenplay attracted older viewers who grew up with more sincere, earnest and solemn examples of the genre; as well as with young viewers who enjoyed the jokes and accepted the storyline’s shift from sunny good times to a bloody, if exceedingly romantic, endgame.

 

Now, POP INTERNATIONAL GALLERIES, brings you face-to-face, with the iconic photographs taken during the filming of movie, by the remarkable Lawrence Schiller, who worked for Life MagazineParis MatchThe Sunday TimesTimeNewsweekStern, and The Saturday Evening Post.  Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid also launched the award-winning photographer’s career as a director, when he was given the opportunity to direct the New York sequence at the heart of the film.

 

Schiller is perhaps best known for his historic photos of Marilyn Monroe taken in 1960 and then in 1962, when he photographed the star in the nude during her final film, the unfinished Something’s Got To Give. Since the 1960's Schiller’s photographs have been exhibited in museums from Beijing, Moscow, London, and the United States. He has directed or produced more than twenty documentaries and motion pictures for television, including The American Dreamer with Dennis Hopper, and The Executioner’s Song, based on Norman Mailers Pulitzer Prize-winning book. In addition, he has published eleven books, five of them New York Times best-sellers. 

 

Opening on Thursday, August 29th, 2019,  POP will host Schiller’s only New York exhibition of his iconic photos of Paul Newman, Robert Redford, and Katherine Ross. That same week, Life Magazine will publish a special 50th anniversary commemorative book, with a cover and 31 pages from Schiller’s lens.  At the exhibition opening, Schiller will share his experiences of photographing the film as well as other important events he documented during the second half of the 20th Century. 

 

Founded in 1997 by Jeff Jaffe, Pop International Galleries - aka "The Pop Gallery" - is an exciting art gallery on The Bowery at the junction of Spring Street 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.

 

WHAT:   

A collection of limited edition photographs taken by Lawrence Schiller, both off and on the set, of Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid will be on exhibition and available for acquisition.

WHEN:

August 29th to September 10th, 2019

WHERE:         

Pop International Galleries

195 Bowery

New York, NY 10002

RSVP:   T: 212.533.4262      ButchCassidyRSVP@popinternational.com

WEBSITE:       www.popinternational.com

20 Years Of Rare Editions | The Art Of Dr. Seuss At The Pop Gallery!

September 30, 2018

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 10, 2018, New York, NY:

 

Pop International Galleries Presents

The Art Dr. Seuss Collection – 20th Anniversary Celebration

Coming to The POP GALLERY for a limited engagement!

 

Back in 1996, in San Diego, Art dealer Robert Chase met Dr. Seuss's wife, Audrey Geisel, to discuss her late husband’s artwork. While the world knew of Dr. Seuss’s prolific children’s book illustrations, hundreds of major artworks spanning nearly his entire 70-year career had remained unseen. This archive included concept drawings and final line drawings painstakingly created for his children’s books, artwork created in the 1930s and 1940s for early commercial projects, and private paintings and sculpture done within the intimate setting of his studio. Both Chase and Geisel believed this Secret Art deserved to be seen and the historic project began nearly two years later, six years after Geisel’s death.

 

Pop International Galleries on the Bowery in New York City, on October 13th, 2018 will share a rare and compelling selection of artworks from 20 years of The Art of Dr. Seuss Collection. Visitors and collectors can explore and acquire works from Dr. Seuss’s best-known children’s books, as well as The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss, a mind-expanding collection based on many decades of artwork which Dr. Seuss created at night for his own personal pleasure. Perhaps the wackiest and most wonderful elements of the collection are Dr. Seuss’s three-dimensional “Unorthodox Taxidermy” sculptures with names like The Carbonic Walrus, The Two-Horned Drouberhannis, and the Goo-Goo-Eyed Tasmanian Wolghast, to name a few.

 

Each of these Estate-Authorized limited editions has been adapted and reproduced from Theodor Seuss Geisel’s original drawings, paintings, or sculptures. Additionally, each work bears a posthumously printed or engraved Dr. Seuss signature, identifying the work as an authorized limited edition commissioned by the Dr. Seuss Estate.

The Art of Dr. Seuss Collection has become one of the most comprehensive projects ever undertaken for a deceased artist. Nearly 300 gallery, museum, and public exhibitions have been mounted in this country and abroad over the past 20 years, garnering both critical and popular attention from the art world and the collecting public. Three major coffee table books have been published on The Art of Dr. Seuss Collection and 77 limited editions of Seuss imagery have now sold out. Most importantly, Theodor Seuss Geisel (aka Dr. Seuss) has taken his rightful place among America’s greatest artistic talents of the 20th century.  In her preface to the popular coffee table book on this collection, The Cat Behind the Hat, Audrey Geisel (Ted Geisel’s widow) writes: “I’m gratified to carry out Ted’s wishes and have these works revealed to the world.”

Join us for a fascinating glimpse into the unique artistic vision of Theodor Seuss Geisel!

 

Join us for a fascinating look at the art and life of Theodor Seuss Geisel!

 

 

WHAT:           

Art of Dr. Seuss Collection featuring known and unknown works from the life of Theodor Seuss Geisel. Artworks will be on exhibition and available for acquisition.

WHEN:           

October 13th to November 15th, 2018

WHERE:          Pop International Galleries | 195 Bowery, New York, NY 10002

                       

RSVP:             T: 212.533.4262      DrSeussRSVP@popinternational.com

WEBSITE:       www.popinternational.com

 

About the Artist: Theodor Seuss Geisel (American, 1904–1991)

 

Theodor Seuss Geisel, a.k.a. Dr. Seuss, began his career as a little known editorial cartoonist in the 1920s. His intriguing perspective and fresh concepts ignited his career, and his work evolved quickly to deft illustrations, modeled sculpture, and sophisticated oil paintings of elaborate imagination.

 

Dr. Seuss is currently best known as one of the most beloved and bestselling children’s authors of all time, having written and illustrated classics such as The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, and How The Grinch Stole Christmas!, Ted Geisel was also a political cartoonist for PM magazine during World War II, as well as a contributing illustrator for Vanity Fair and Life. He enjoyed a long, successful advertising career, had writing interests in three Academy Awards, received The Pulitzer Prize, a Peabody Award, and two Emmys.

 

His unique artistic vision emerged as the golden thread which linked every facet of his varied career, and his artwork became the platform from which he delivered 45 children’s books, over 400 World War II political cartoons, hundreds of advertisements, and countless editorials filled with wonderfully inventive animals, characters, and clever humor. Geisel single-handedly forged a new genre of art that falls somewhere between the Surrealist Movement of the early 20th century and the inspired nonsense of a child’s classroom doodles.

 

 

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POP INTERNATIONAL GALLERIES AND VANDAL TEAM UP!

December 18, 2017

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December 18, 2017

 

POP INTERNATIONAL GALLERIES AND THE TAO GROUP 

BUILD AN ART GALLERY IN THE VESTIBULE

OF VANDAL RESTAURANT

WITH ORIGINAL ART

AND AFFORDABLE LIMITED EDITION PRINTS

JUST IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

 

New York, NY:

 

In a thrilling and logical partnership, the Tao Group and Pop International Galleries have come together to build a new art gallery in the vestibule of VANDAL, one of the most trendy and fashionable restaurants and clubs in New York City, and just in time for the holiday season!

 

The POP Gallery in VANDAL features original artworks by some of the world's most talented and popular Street Artists, along with ten very affordable, signed and numbered limited-edition prints, by the same group of artists.

 

The artist's represented in this perfect relationship are UR New York, Sean "Layercake" Sullivan, FLORE, Dom Pattinson and RESO.

 

Hailing from New York City, the United Kingdom and Germany, this group is a truly special representation of international artists on view in this spectacular and very exciting location.

 

The vestibule to the restaurant has elegantly been redesigned as an art gallery, reflecting the general theme of the décor of VANDAL which features artwork by Street Artists from around the world, and of course its’ spectacular menu, which is high-end global street food presented by renowned Chef Chris Santos.
 

ABOUT POP:

 

Founded in 1997 by Jeff Jaffe, Pop International Galleries - aka "The Pop Gallery" - is an exciting art gallery on The Bowery at the junction of Spring Street 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.

While 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 VANDAL:

 

Located on The Bowery, a street that dates back to the 17th century, Vandal is the latest restaurant lounge by the TAO Group and Chef Chris Santos. Vandal celebrates the art, architecture, and food of global street culture from New York to Vietnam to Barcelona and beyond, as well as the history and culture of the restaurant’s Lower East Side location. 

 

ABOUT THE TAO GROUP:

 

The TAO GROUP is a leading restaurant and nightlife company that develops, owns and operates many of the most successful food, beverage and nightlife entertainment venues in the United States. Partners Marc Packer, Richard Wolf, Noah Tepperberg, and Jason Strauss bring decades of hospitality experience to the brand portfolio. Currently TAO Group boasts operations in New York City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Sydney, Australia. 

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BOB KOLBRENER "Tradigital AutoGraphs" At Pop International Galleries

November 10, 2017

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 10, 2017

 

POP International Galleries

presents

Tradigital AutoGraphs

 

BOB KOLBRENER

 

Opening Event At The POP Gallery – DECEMBER 9, 2017

WHAT: Bob Kolbrener has been exploring the wilderness through his lens since his discovery of Ansel Adams and his landscape legacy. Through his friendship with Ansel Adams, Kolbrener continues to seek out adventure with unrivaled humor and enthusiasm, which has continued without decline for 50 years.

WHEN: December 9th to December 30th, 2017

WHERE: POP International Galleries  – 195 Bowery, New York, NY  10002

RSVP: T: 212.533.4262 or RSVP@popinternational.com

 

WEBSITE: www.popinternational.com

 

Saturday, December 9th, 2017

7pm to 9pm

Bob Kolbrener's pursuit of fine art photography took a major leap forward when in 1968, as an amateur photographer, he innocently wandered into the Best Studio, now the Ansel Adams Gallery in Yosemite National Park. In 1977, Ansel invited him to join him as an instructor, along with Yousuf Karsh at the Ansel Adams Spring Workshop, and more than forty-five years ago, Bob made a commitment to continue in the Ansel Adams tradition of “straight photography". Historically, he has not used computers or digital manipulation in his work, printing the “old fashioned” way. Until now…

 

Adapting to the digital world with agility and grace, Kolbrener now boldly presents Tradigital AutoGraphs – a witty and thoughtful body of work – reflecting Bob's relationship with Ansel Adams, along with his own unique, delightful and entertaining world-view. Finding images and using odd signage to make photographs that celebrate and share his insatiable wonder at the world in which we live, the Tradigital collection comes full circle with this, his debut show at the Pop Gallery.

 

The Bakersfield Museum of Art recently opened "Bob Kolbrener: Vision of Place" which was a retrospective scope show that highlighted work from six decades of Bob's prolific career.

 

Kolbrener is truly the last living photographer who honors the rich tradition of those whom came before him. Contemporary photographers work as specialists within the medium to a particular genre or subject matter. It is seemingly a lost practice to execute photos in the way Kolbrener continues to. When looking at his body of work you realize what a priority it is to shoot anything and everything with an impeccable awareness to composition and skill. 

 

~ Rachel A. Magnus, Curator, Bakersfield Museum of Art, Bakersfield, CA

 

Bob Kolbrener’s Tradigital AutoGraphs will be on show at POP International Galleries on the Bowery at Spring Street, with a private opening on Saturday, December 9th, 2017 from 7pm to 9pm, and will then be open to the public through December 30th.

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WHAT A GREAT LIFE! LIVE PAINTING WITH DAVID ANSON RUSSO

November 03, 2017

For Immediate Release
 
November 3, 2017
 
POP International Galleries presents
 
WHAT A GREAT LIFE!
 
LIVE PAINTING WITH DAVID ANSON RUSSO
Opening Event At The POP Gallery – November 16,2017 

 
WHAT: David Anson Russo, a Los Angeles based artist, will be painting live, featuring his What A Great Life! concept at the event. Guests will enjoy cocktails and snacks as they watch his work come to life. When you spend time with David Anson Russo, it’s best just to buckle up and enjoy the ride. You will not be disappointed!
 
WHEN: November 16th to December 5th, 2017
WHERE: POP International Galleries – 195 Bowery, New York, NY 10002
RSVP: T: 212.533.4262 or RSVP@popinternational.com
WEBSITE: www.popinternational.com
 
WHAT A GREAT LIFE! is a philosophy and a way of life expressed through an art style of hundreds of unique and whimsical images that depict all the good things in life. It is all about what brings people joy, and how to manifest that joy in one's day-to-day experiences, and in all aspects of one's life. The images are all designed to make you happy and feel good; not just in a surface way, but more in a deeply connected way by using all the core elements we hold dear. This work is not simply just an art style; it's a way of living and thinking. What a Great Life is about being grateful and appreciative for the life you have, and ringing out every minute of every day with no regrets. These are the concepts inherent in this art style, and what you will see in the upcoming show at Pop International Galleries.
 
DAVID ANSON RUSSO is recognized as one of the world's premier creative artists. An innovator for over 30 years, his newest artistic concept, What A Great Life! is now captivating collectors everywhere. Russo captured the professional creative community's attention in the 1990s with his dramatic maze designs, resulting in 30 licensing deals, an 11-book contract with Simon & Schuster and a QVCappearance. His "Absolute Amazement" ad was one of the most popular in the Absolut Vodka series and Mad Magazine commissioned him to create a portrait of Alfred E. Newman for their coveted 1993 Collector's Edition cover. Television was a natural segue for Russo, who has helped create a myriad of new television properties. These include Combat Missions (Mark Burnett Productions), Magic Johnson's Whose Got Game (MTV) and Paula Abdul's Hey Paula (BRAVO). Since the debut of What A Great Life!, Russo has been making commissioned pieces, animated greeting cards and other new products. He is also creating paintings at live appearances to benefit great charitable causes. His maze artwork is perpetually touring North America and can be seen in various museums.
 
David Anson Russo’s art will be on show at POP International Galleries on the Bowery at Spring Street, with a private opening on Thursday, November 16th, 2017 from 7pm to 9pm, and will then be open to the public through December 5th.
 
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British Artist DOM Pattinson's First Solo NY Show and $40,000 Free Art Drop to Benefit the Homeless

March 24, 2017

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For Immediate Release
March 24, 2017

POP INTERNATIONAL GALLERIES PRESENTS
 
British Street Artist DOM Pattinson Takes On The Bowery 
With $40,000 “Free Art Drop” To Benefit New York City's Homeless Opening Event At The POP Gallery – April 22nd 
 
New York, NY:

WHAT: Street artist and philanthropist Dom Pattinson smelts carefree, audacious attitudes and sassiness with Street Art influences to produce his own inDOMitable style, while benefiting people in distress.


WHEN: April 22nd to May 10th, 2017
WHERE: POP International Galleries – 195 Bowery, New York, NY  10002


RSVP: T: 212.533.4262 RSVP@popinternational.com
WEBSITE: www.popinternational.com
 
POP International Galleries on The Bowery, in the heart of NoLita, will present British artist Dom Pattinson’s first New York solo exhibit, featuring a broad range of works by this remarkably versatile and socially aware artist, but with an interesting and mindful twist!
 
Along with Pattinson’s opening event and show at POP, this remarkable Brit will create approximately $40,000 worth of original paintings which he will personally hand out to needy people in SoHo, NoLita and the Lower East Side. These artworks can then be turned in for food at the Pizza Luca food truck that will be parked somewhere conveniently on Friday April 21st, in the late afternoon. The retrieved works will then be made available for sale, of which a portion of the proceeds will be donated to causes that serve homeless people in New York City.
 
Dom Pattinson’s predominant influences are many-fold. He spent a length of time as a student living in the Soviet Union, and was immersed in the propaganda art of the time, and then in Northern Ireland, where he witnessed young Sinn Fein activists with heightened passions, which were expressed with politically motivated public displays – Street Art in its rawest form. Seeing the irony in watching his daughters grow from innocent sweetness into womanhood, also plays a pivotal role in Dom’s work. This is amplified by the ten turbulent years he experienced as a teacher, which allowed relationships with teenagers, other than his own to form, and whose stories and emotions allowed him to consolidate in his mind the dilemmas his own children faced, conceptually flourishing into some of his best work to date.
 
Dom’s style of urban original Street Art stands out amongst the Graffiti Art Movement. He applies a mixed-media approach to his works, using stencils, spray paint and typically an accompanying subliminal and provocative message. While Pattinson has been featured in Vanity Fair, made the cover of London’s Time Out, among many other publications, his work consistently sells out, and his following is growing exponentially. He is collected by Hollywood celebrities, members of the royal family, international ambassadors and countless serious art collectors. Additionally, there is a BBC documentary to be made on him later this year, and recently, through a unique co-branding partnership between the POP International Galleries and Ted Baker, he was commissioned to make a painting which is featured their flagship store in SoHo. 

 
His abundant support of global charities is also admirable. In the USA Dom consistently works with feeding and sheltering the homeless, focusing on the support of equal rights for all. He also works alongside the Railway Children’s Charity to promote the hardships that are being felt in the Ukraine, as well as the The International Rescue Committee (IRC), which responds to the world's worst humanitarian crises. 
 
Dom Pattinson’s art will be on show at POP International Galleries on the Bowery at Spring Street, with a private opening on Saturday April 22nd, 2017 from 7pm to 9pm, and will then be open to the public through May 10th.
 
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MARCO ART – A Lower East Side Creative Legend At Pop International

September 12, 2016

Back On The Bowery – MARCOART – A Lower East Side Creative Legend
October 15th to Through Halloween, 2016

 
New York, NY:
 
WHAT: The artwork of the world renowned MARCO, featuring vintage, recognized favorites and new works from two decades of being a tour de force on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. All artworks on exhibition are available for acquisition. 
WHEN: October 15th to October 31st, 2016 ­ ­
WHERE: Pop International Galleries  – 195 Bowery, New York, NY  10002
RSVP: T: 212.533.4262  MarcoRSVP@popinternational.com
WEBSITE: www.popinternational.com
 
Put simply, Marco is a LIVING LEGEND in the world of Pop Art, and could be considered the Andy Warhol/Keith Haring of his generation, but unlike both of them, Marco was born and bred in New York City. Marco pioneered the Lower East Side when he opened up his first gallery/studio/boutique on Orchard Street in 1992. Before that in the late 1980’s, he was selling his art on the corner of Prince and Greene Streets in SoHo.
 
He's collaborated with Marc Ecko and Swatch, and he has his own company in Japan. His art is collected by a long and ever-growing list of internationally known celebrities,  and  his  MARCOART MOBILE ART TRUCK is a New York  City weekend neighborhood fixture on the streets of the Lower East Side, a few blocks from where he first made his mark selling his artwork on the streets.
 
Marco has exhibited his work all over the world, including Japan, Taiwan, Germany and Switzerland, as well as in several major galleries in New York, including Pop International Galleries. His large murals and paintings can be seen in the lobbies of high rise buildings in New York City and throughout the tri-state area, as well as in the lounges and lobbies of New York’s airports. Marco's artworks are also shown at Toys “R” Us and in the UNICEF store at the United Nations in New York, among others. His collectors are comprised of artists, actors, singers, writers and filmmakers, presidents, CEO's of Fortune 500 companies and countless people with whom his work, through its’ joy and pure simplicity, resonates profoundly.
 
In short Marco and his brand MARCOART, are a cultural force of LOVE, UNITY and WORLD PEACE, expressed in all media for all the nations of the world. His collectors love his bright colors and his subjects. His wit, humor and fun techniques always result in MARCO’s main goal when painting, which is to simply make people who look at his work, feel happy and full of joy.

Today, Marco continues that tradition with an international network of manufacturing and licensing deals that showcase MARCOART in a diverse array of products - from plush toys, to action figures, watches, clothing and of course – fine art.
 
Additionally, MARCO helps various charitable organizations and wholeheartedly participates in community development on many levels. While his goal remains for his art to be in found hanging in the homes and offices of everyone, as his success grows, he remains mindful of those less fortunate than he is, and he strives to continue to help those who need help wherever his art may take him.
 
Marco’s art will be on show at Pop International Galleries on the Bowery at Spring Street, with a private opening on Saturday October 12th, 2016 from 7pm to 9pm, and will then be open to the public through Halloween.
 
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THE UNORTHODOX TAXIDERMY OF DR. SEUSS AT POP!

August 05, 2016


                                      Pop International Galleries presents


       The Art of Dr. Seuss Collection featuring the Collection of Unorthodox Taxidermy,
              with an unveiling of the final Marine Muggs sculpture, “Powerless Puffer” 
         
                                  September 10th to September 29th, 2016

New York, NY:


For over 60 years, Dr. Seuss’s illustrations have brought a visual realization to his fantastic and imaginary worlds. However, his artistic talent went far beyond the printed page and yet, to this day, his Secret Art Collection is virtually unknown to the general public. Throughout his lifetime, Ted Geisel created paintings and sculpture which he secreted away at the Dr. Seuss Estate.
 
A compelling selection of artworks from The Art of Dr. Seuss Collection will be on display at Legends Gallery from July 29-August 14, 2016. Visitors will view works from Dr. Seuss’s best-known children’s books, and explore The Secret Art of Dr Seuss Collection, a mind-expanding collection based on decades of artwork that Dr. Seuss created at night for his own personal pleasure. Perhaps the wackiest and most wonderful elements of the collection are Dr. Seuss’s three-dimensional “Unorthodox Taxidermy” sculptures with names like The Carbonic Walrus, The Two-Horned Drouberhannis, and the Goo-Goo-Eyed Tasmanian Wolghast, to name a few.
 
Fine Art Gallery is one of the few galleries in the United States authorized to represent The Art of Dr. Seuss Collection. President of Chase Art Companies, Bob Chase, says: “We are proud to provide our galleries with a rare opportunity to view and learn about the artistic legacy of Theodor Seuss Geisel, one of the most significant American icons of our time.”
 
Artworks from this historic collection have traveled to museums and galleries across three continents since its inception in 1997, with works from The Art of Dr. Seuss Collection now hanging in collections alongside the likes of Picasso, Chagall, Warhol, and other 20th century masters. Each of these Estate-Authorized limited editions have been adapted and reproduced from Theodor Seuss Geisel’s original drawings, paintings, or sculptures. Additionally, each work bears a posthumously printed or engraved Dr. Seuss signature, identifying the work as an authorized limited edition commissioned by the Dr. Seuss Estate.
 
Ted Geisel (aka Dr. Seuss) asked his wife, Audrey, to wait until he was gone before bringing these works to the public. Secretly, he wanted to be recognized as a serious artist, but publicly, he was quick to describe his private works as “Midnight Paintings.” In her preface to the popular coffee table book on this collection, The Cat Behind the Hat, Audrey Geisel writes: “I’m gratified to carry out Ted’s wishes and have these works revealed to the world.”
 
Amazingly, despite the unprecedented demand during his lifetime, no limited edition artworks were ever conceived, authorized, or created until this historic project began in 1997, six years after Geisel’s death. That year, Audrey Geisel commissioned this exclusive project and put into motion a series of artworks and exhibitions that would carry out her promise to Ted, while firmly establishing him as one of the most iconic talents of the 20th century.
 
Join us for a fascinating look at the art and life of Theodor Seuss Geisel!
  
WHAT:           Art of Dr. Seuss Collection featuring known and unknown works from the life of Theodor Seuss Geisel.
                      Artworks will be on exhibition and available for acquisition. 
 
WHEN:           September 10th to September 29th, 2016
WHERE:         Pop International Galleries 195 Bowery, New York, NY 10002
RSVP:             T: 212.533.4262      DrSeuessRSVP@popinternational.com
WEBSITE:      www.popinternational.com
 
About the Artist: Theodor Seuss Geisel (American, 1904–1991)
 Theodor Seuss Geisel, a.k.a. Dr. Seuss, began his career as a little known editorial cartoonist in the 1920s. His intriguing perspective and fresh concepts ignited his career, and his work evolved quickly to deft illustrations, modeled sculpture, and sophisticated oil paintings of elaborate imagination.
 
Dr. Seuss is currently best known as one of the most beloved and bestselling children’s authors of all time, having written and illustrated classics such as The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, and How The Grinch Stole Christmas!, Ted Geisel was also a political cartoonist for PM magazine during World War II, as well as a contributing illustrator for Vanity Fair and Life. He enjoyed a long, successful advertising career, had writing interests in three Academy Awards, received The Pulitzer Prize, a Peabody Award, and two Emmys.
 
His unique artistic vision emerged as the golden thread which linked every facet of his varied career, and his artwork became the platform from which he delivered 45 children’s books, over 400 World War II political cartoons, hundreds of advertisements, and countless editorials filled with wonderfully inventive animals, characters, and clever humor. Geisel single-handedly forged a new genre of art that falls somewhere between the Surrealist Movement of the early 20th century and the inspired nonsense of a child’s classroom doodles.
 
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POP INTERNATIONAL GALLERIES MOVES FROM SOHO TO NOLITA

March 21, 2016

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POP INTERNATIONAL GALLERIES MOVES FROM
SOHO TO NOLITA


After 20 Years Famed Gallery Makes the Leap
from West Broadway to the Bowery

 
New York, N.Y. March 19, 2016 – Jeff Jaffe, founder and owner of Pop International Galleries, just changed his address after 20 fantastic art-filled years on West Broadway.  The gallery has moved to 195 Bowery at Spring Street and just re-opened its doors at its new digs.

The Pop Gallery, as it has been dubbed, is hosting a moving in party to celebrate its new location on Saturday, April 2nd from 7pm to 9pm and all are welcome to come; customers, artists, collectors, neighbors new and old, and of course friends of Pop.
Pop has always supported the community in which it lives and this new address only reinforces that commitment.  On opening night, April 2nd, Pop will donate a percentage of its sales to Breaking Ground’s Andrews Transitional Residence.  Breaking Ground is New York City’s largest supportive housing provider.

Jaffe started Pop Gallery with a new attitude in the world of art galleries.  His doors would be open to all - newbies and oldsters from the world of art.  As a result, Pop launched the careers of many young artists as well as re-discovering more established artists giving them a second go round in the fickle world of what is hot and what is not.  Pop has featured the works of artists such as Keith Haring and Andy Warhol as well as rock artists Ronnie Wood, Ringo Starr and Bob Dylan. Pop also established and kept close ties with its collectors over the years.  Jaffe states “You can’t sell art if you do not have the audience to purchase it.”    

Jeff’s open door policy meant the gallery was able to offer a vast array of artistic styles featuring Pop Art, Urban Art, art and photography that is derived from, or influenced by, popular culture.  And it worked.  Pop has always made their artists and their collectors the backbone of the gallery.  Jeff believes strongly in educating not only the young artists but the young collectors as well.  He nurtures talent on both sides so that they can make educated choices in their respective endeavors.    

This new location for Pop is appropriately in the thick of new things.  A block from the New Museum, The International Center of Photography, many other art galleries, clubs and hot restaurants like VANDAL, hotels such as Ace and Citizen M and, of course,  a major shopping mecca of high end stores.  This new location has the high energy that the Pop Gallery thrives in.  It provides a neighborhood that is young as well as young at heart.  A perfect setting for a gallery always forging new paths in the worlds of art.


Pop International Galleries 195 Bowery, art@popinternational.com, telephone: 212.533.4262. www.popinternational.com.

ABOUT JEFF JAFFE/POP INTERNATIONAL GALLERIES
Jeff Jaffe hails from South Africa and left his homeland during the apartheid years. Jeff came to the USA in the early 1980’s and attended the prestigious Cranbrook Art Academy where he studied sculpture.  He eventually made his way to New York City where he settled.  He has worked in the visual arts ever since graduating school and opened Pop in early 1997. Jeff founded Pop on the premise of serving the art community from both an artists’ point-of-view and a gallerist’s experience. Jeff is married to an amazing woman, Nanette, and they have two children.
 
ABOUT BREAKING GROUND
Breaking Ground is a non-profit social services organization whose goal is to create high quality permanent and transitional housing for the homeless. Andrews Transitional Residence is one of their facilities that has 146 units of safe secure housing and wrap around social service support to some of the city’s most vulnerable residents and is located in our new neighborhood.  Their motto is “Building and Restoring Lives”. 
www.breakingground.org

ARNO ELIAS “The Lost Series” - A Retrospective Exhibition

October 05, 2015

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ARNO ELIAS: “The Lost Series” 
A Retrospective Exhibition
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17TH, 2015
From 7pm to 9pm


POP International Galleries, located at 473 West Broadway, will present former Buddha Bar composer, Arno Elias' independent vision of where culture and nature meet in “The Lost Series”, a reflective journey into what it means to be human on this ever-changing planet.


In this, his first retrospective at Pop International Galleries, Arno's “The Lost Series” features an ensemble of works that is a testament to the talent and finesse that this remarkable artist possesses. The works are not only individual windows through which to experience other cultures, colors, and vibrations, but also serve as important reminders of the fragility of the beautiful world we all share, and which we collectively need to protect. 
 
The series is a distillation of Arno Elias’ mixed-media techniques and the powerful images he captures during his solo photographic tours of the world.
 
A lifetime of music and art set Arno on his journey to document our world – his quest beginning in India in 2011. He presents hand-painted photography as a means of engaging philosophy, questions of culture, history, nature and humankind, all inspired by his diverse experiences and extensive travels across the various continents. Through this collection, Arno wishes to express, celebrate and help maintain the cultural originality and recognition of those fragile indigenous values potentially to be “lost” in the wake of globalization and industrialization, as well as raise awareness about threatened animal species.
 
From the faces of the Mursi people of Ethiopia (or Mun as they refer to themselves), to the endangered animals in Kenya’s savannah and elsewhere, Arno's subjects capture spontaneously and serendipitously the fragility of our great human experience. His images are replete with fine detail and rich tonality, resonating with a sense of nostalgia and compelling emotion. Hand embellishing his photographs to build a sense of connection to his subjects, Elias creates multiple layers of narratives that rigorously investigate the most fundamental and intrinsic aspects of the human experience, nature and culture.
He also applies "his own language and alphabet", seen as different codes throughout his work, using a spectrum of colors and shapes. Every creation in this series becomes its’ own special mixed-media photographic painting. Arno Elias has a tangible understanding of composition and balance that is mesmerizing and challenging at the same time. He hopes to immortalize the spirit of the people, animals, and landscapes he encounters through his photography and art.
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Arno Elias was born in Paris, France. He is also a talented musician, and is known for his compositions of the globally renowned Buddha Bar music. Through his involvement with UNICEF, Arno composed the music for their worldwide campaign with Latin recording artist, Shakira and is the only artist in the history of Buddha Bar to have composed and produced the first original Buddha Bar album titled, Buddha Bar Nature. Buddha Bar has sold millions of his albums worldwide.
 
Arno has shown his work all over the world and has been featured and reviewed in The New York Times, PBS Television, U.S.A Today, NBC, The Miami Herald, Miami Magazine, Florida International, Haute Living and The Chicago Tribune. He has also been featured in art fairs throughout North America including Scope Miami, Art Chicago, ART MIAMI, as well as Art Basel. Arno Elias was also chosen by Brigitte Bardot to compose special music for her Animal Rights Brigitte Bardot Foundation which was created to help protect animals from abuse.
 
ABOUT POP INTERNATIONAL GALLERIES
 
POP International Galleries is a unique art gallery in New York City, located on West Broadway in the heart of SoHo. Founded in 1997 by Jeff Jaffe, POP International Galleries specializes in Pop Art, Street and Urban Art, sculpture, photography, and art that is derived from, or influenced by popular culture. With an impressive roster of highly regarded artists, both emerging and famed, Pop International Galleries is a great source for all collectors and art admirers. POP also believes that an educational component is vital to collectors and the community at large. 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. For more information visit www.popinternational.com, and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.
 
PRESS CONTACTS:
Hilary Topper - 631-393-0220, hilary@hjmt.com
Lisa Gordon - 585-764-9057, lisa@hjmt.com

Happy Birthday Marilyn! Seven Photographers Capture An Icon Like None Other At Pop International Galleries June 17th, 2015

May 26, 2015

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POP International Galleries Presents
Happy Birthday Marilyn! 



7 Photographers Capture An Icon Like None Other
(Curated By Andrew Weiss)

New York, NY June 17th, 2015 -- On Wednesday, June 17 from 7pm to 9pm, POP International Galleries located at 473 West Broadway in New York City, will present “Happy Birthday Marilyn”, a collection of stunning and historical images by seven renowned photographers honoring the icon that is Marilyn Monroe. The show will run through July 1, 2015.

How does a thing like this happen? In a career lasting just 17 years, a young woman launches from total obscurity into the stratosphere, becoming one of the most famous people to ever live. Her name and likeness are more easily recognized than history's most powerful and accomplished individuals.

 Marilyn Monroe came from a modest background and survived a less than ideal upbringing. She was attractive, but not one of Hollywood's A-list beauties. She could act, but was never an A-list actor. Yet, through her secret formula of ambition, courage, sex appeal, and an artist's ability to reflect the times and foreshadow what might be next, Norma Jeane created Marilyn. And, as they say, “the rest is history”.

Fortunately for us, Marilyn Monroe left behind a mountain of photographs, taken by every class of photographer – amateur, journeyman and world famous shooter. The best of these stills, like all great images, show us something extra – a telling moment, perhaps too fast or too subtle to be registered in real time, but captured in a click of the shutter. It's in these moments, and through these photographs, that we can start to fathom how a thing like this could happen. How Marilyn Monroe, a backbench contract player became a major movie star and the most famous icon from the 20th century.

Capturing this transformation, Andrew Weiss has assembled a unique exhibition of Marilyn Monroe Photographs from her first professional assignment in 1945 through the last photographs taken in 1962. Each photographer's work gives us a different perspective into Marilyn, sometimes covering the same time and place, sometimes the same place 17 years apart. In these pictures, through the contrast and the similarities, we can see bits of the real person she was, and start to understand how this young woman could rise to such heights. 

Of course, exactly how these things happen can't adequately be put into words. The formula, if there is one, will always be secret. But in these photographs, one might learn more about Marilyn Monroe, the human spirit, and the will to succeed, than in all the words written in all the years since her death. It's something one will sense, a feeling that emerges as one studies these truly remarkable pictures.                                                                         

Enjoy the journey!

THE 7 PHOTOGRAPHERS
 CURATED BY ANDREW WEISS

William Carroll
He was the first photographer to pay Norma Jeane for modeling. He was creating a display card to promote his business and he liked her wholesome girl next-door manner. He picked her up at her apartment in West LA and drove up PCH to Castle Rock where they spent the day shooting. She brought her own clothes and did her own makeup and hair. She was paid $20, which is about $200 today.

Andres de Dienes
On August 2, 1945 Norma Jeane signed with the Bluebook Modeling Agency in LA and within a year had 33 covers in her portfolio. Andres was already a well-known photographer. He called the agency looking for a model for figure studies and while Norma Jeane didn’t commit, since this was practically considered pornography at this time, she did agree to meet with de Dienes. They had instant chemistry and although she was married took off with de Dienes on a road trip for a month. They were very successful together and some say they had relationship that was more than just friends. It was no too long after she started her transformation to Marilyn. They met up again in New York in 1946 as she was beginning her film career and she asked him to photograph her. They went to the beach somewhere on Long Island and beach was packed until all of sudden it started pouring rain.  In minutes the beach was deserted. They waited it out and the sun came back and they had the beach to themselves where they proceeded to shoot, in my opinion, some of the best photos of her. 
 

Lazlo Willinger
Lazlo Willinger photographed Marilyn in 1948. This was when the studio execs started investing in her looks; lightening her hair, having her hairline raised, her bite corrected and teeth whitened. Willinger was a premiere Hollywood glamour photographer. 
 

Milton Greene
Milton Greene and Marilyn Monroe had a wonderful working relationship as well as deep friendship. They started a production company together in 1955 after Greene’s attorneys found loopholes in her contract with 20th Century Fox where she felt she was being exploited. She spent a great amount of time at the home of the Greene family in Connecticut and the first photographic session between the two took place March 28, 1953. 
 

Kashio Aoki
Aoki was a steward aboard the Pan American flight the newlywed Marilyn and Joe DiMaggio were flying for a combination honeymoon and promotion for the Japanese baseball season. When they were leaving there had been so many photographers and the press hounding them they refused to cooperate with anyone, leaving 250 photographers standing outside at the airport. Onboard the place was Aoki, who asked a favor, if he could take their photographs with his personal camera. They allowed him to do so, DiMaggio begrudgingly, and the roll of film sat undeveloped for almost 50 years. 
 

Bert Stern
Their infamous photoshoot at the Bel Air Hotel. There is a very entertaining story in Bert Stern’s book about his trip out to LA to shoot Marilyn for Vogue, but I won’t write it here. Suffice it to say the room was stocked with her favorite red wine and champagne and only accessories for wardrobe. Remember, this was for Vogue!  Anyway, she went from no nude to nude in the course of the entire evening and the shots are some of the most amazing ever. Unfortunately vogue didn’t agree and they had to reshoot the entire session this time with hair, make up and wardrobe people. These photos were taken 6 weeks before her death. 
 

George Barris
George Barris was an experienced photojournalist hired by Cosmopolitan to shoot and interview Marilyn after her dismissal from “Something’s Gotta Give”. He pitched the idea of a book so she could tell her side of the story and she was very excited about a new start. The photos were relaxed and beautiful, taken at the Hollywood Hills home of Tim Leimert and at the beach in Santa Monica, CA. These photos were taken two weeks before her death. 

ABOUT POP INTERNATIONAL GALLERIES
POP International Galleries is a unique art gallery in New York City, located on West Broadway in the heart of SoHo. Founded in 1997 by Jeff Jaffe, POP International Galleries specializes in Pop Art, Street and Urban Art, sculpture, photography, and art that is derived from, or influenced by popular culture. With an impressive roster of highly regarded artists, both emerging and famed, Pop International Galleries is a great source for all collectors and art admirers. POP also believes that an educational component is vital to collectors and the community at large. 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. For more information visit www.popinternational.com, and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

PRESS CONTACTS:
Hilary Topper - 631-393-0220, hilary@hjmt.com
Lisa Gordon - 585-764-9057, lisa@hjmt.com

March 14th, 2014 “We’ve Got Your Back Girl”- Street & Urban Artists Against Domestic Violence And Violence Against Women

February 18, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:
HILARY TOPPER
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T: 631-393-0220
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POP International Galleries Presents
“We’ve Got Your Back Girl”


A Group Exhibition Of Street & Urban Artists
Speaking Out Against 
Domestic Violence And Violence Against Women”

New York, NY February 18, 2015 -- On Saturday, March 14 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, POP International Galleries 473 West Broadway will celebrate Women with a collection of renowned Urban and Street Artists honoring the art and work of Brazilian Street Artist Panmela Castro. The show will run through April 10th, 2015.

Comprised of numerous mixed media artworks by UR New York, Joe Iurato, Chris Stain, DOM Pattinson and Bradley Theodore, these men will stand up in support of the important work that Panmela Castro fearlessly creates and promotes in the favela’s of Rio De Janeiro, and around the world.

“POP International Galleries is humbled to present this important show,” said Jeff Jaffe, owner of POP International Galleries. “This is a moment where men can stand up and proudly proclaim that REAL MEN ARE FEMINISTS!”

Panmela Castro was a 25-year-old graffiti artist in Brazil using the streets of Rio de Janeiro as her canvas, when she realized she could turn her artwork into a radical public forum for change. She works with young people and created a foundation called Rede Nami, an urban art network of female urban artists that addresses gender inequality through public art and graffiti. Rede Nami will benefit from a share of the profits of the sale from “We’ve Got Your Back Girl”.

UR New York’s mission as a collective is to create an urban-industrial aesthetic by combining graffiti, photography, screen-printing and graphic design. They seek to inspire respect and tolerance through their creative endeavors, but especially hope that they can reach the youth of the world, so that that they are encouraged to make good choices, stay in school, attain their creative dreams and to hopefully “pick up where we leave off”.

Chris Stain was raised in Baltimore, but his interest in art began with NYC subway graffiti in the mid 1980’s. Having learned printmaking methods in high school, he eventually shifted his technique toward stenciling. Adapting images from photographs and working with spray paint, stencils, and paper to create interior/exterior works, he conveys an authentic contemporary document that illustrates the triumph of the human spirit as experienced by those in under represented urban and rural environments. 

Joe Iurato uses layers of hand cut paper and spray paint to create texture and form - a modern adaptation of an old-fashioned printing process. His art is nothing more than the deep exploration and documentation of personal and urban experiences. The site-specific placements of his pieces often utilize the inner-city environment to complete their narratives 

DOM Pattinson’s influences are two-fold. Having spent time as a student in the Soviet Union immersed in the propaganda art of Russia and then Northern Ireland, where he witnessed young Sinn Fein activism expressed with politically motivated public displays – street art in its most raw form – laid the foundation for what he makes today. Seeing the irony in watching his daughters grow from sweetness into women-hood, through emotional trauma, and not being able to control it, also plays a pivotal role in his work.

Bradley Theodore is recognized for (among other things) a SoHo-based mural featuring the faces of the lovely Anna Wintour and Karl Lagerfeld, rendered as if dressed up for Día de Muertos. In vibrant colors, Theodore mixes and matches key elements of art and fashion, plastering his power clashing hybrids around the city streets. He renders skeletal dopplegangers of Grace Coddington, Coco Chanel, Kate Moss and the almighty Frida Kahlo in his works, turning style deities into undead fashionistas.

ABOUT POP INTERNATIONAL GALLERIES
POP International Galleries is comprised of two unique art galleries in New York City, with its flagship gallery located on West Broadway in the heart of SoHo and a Midtown location In the Citigroup Building on East 53rd Street and Lexington Avenue. Founded in 1997 by Jeff Jaffe, POP International Galleries specializes in Pop Art, Street and Urban Art, sculpture, photography, and art that is derived from, or influenced by popular culture. With an impressive roster of highly regarded artists, both emerging and famed, Pop International Galleries is a great source for all collectors and art admirers. POP also believes that an educational component is vital to collectors and the community at large. 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. For more information visit www.popinternational.com, and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

PRESS CONTACTS:
Hilary Topper - 631-393-0220, hilary@hjmt.com
Lisa Gordon - 585-764-9057, lisa@hjmt.com

February 8th, 2015 - Dr. Seuss "The Cat Behind The Hat"

February 08, 2015

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Contact:
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POP International Galleries MIDTOWN Presents
DR. SEUSS: “The Cat Behind The Hat” Art Exhibition

An Exhibition Featuring Rare Artworks 
From The Archives Of Theodor “Dr. Seuss” Geisel 


New York, NY February 5, 2015 - On Thursday, February 12 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., POP International Galleries MIDTOWN, located in “The Atrium” of the Citicorp Building at 153 East 53rd Street, will host Dr. Seuss’ “The Cat Behind The Hat” Art Exhibition, which will include a desired collection of rare works made available for the first time in New York City. The show will run through February 27, 2015.

This legendary collection of artworks will offer an inside view into Dr. Seuss’ artistic legacy, focusing on an extraordinary collection from his nearly 70-year artistic career featuring numerous sold out, rare and highly sought pieces and “Collector’s Proofs,” including the “Secret Art Of Dr. Seuss” and his prized “Unorthodox Taxidermy.” 

“POP International Galleries is proud to access some of these previously sold out treasures, making them available to collectors for a very limited amount of time,” said Jeff Jaffe, owner of POP International Galleries. 

For more than 70 years, Theodor Seuss Geisel’s illustrations have brought a visual realization to imaginary worlds, often presenting serious subject matter in a lighthearted and educational manner. However, his artistic talent went far beyond the printed page and the ubiquity of children’s books. Theodor Geisel’s paintings and sculptures created for his own personal enjoyment, were rarely, if ever, exhibited during his lifetime. Secretly, he wanted to be recognized as a serious artist, influenced by Surrealism, Cubism and Abstract Expressionism, often describing his own works as “midnight paintings.” While much of the exhibition at POP International Galleries MIDTOWN will present his “midnight art,” it will also feature his “Illustration Art” from his most known and beloved children’s books. 

“As an iconic part of popular culture, Dr. Seuss has been an inspirational driving force throughout the world with his imaginative and whimsical works for generations,” said Mr. Jaffe. “As the preeminent POP gallery in the US, being able to display and offer these rare works to children of all ages is what we are all about.” 

Seuss always dreamed of sharing these works with his fans and entrusted his wife, Audrey, to carry out his wishes once he was gone. In 1997, authorized estate editions were created from Geisel’s original drawings, paintings, and sculpture for private collection and museum exhibition. 

In her introduction to the Secrets of the Deep, Audrey Geisel wrote, “It is with great pleasure that I share Ted, his art, his imagination, and his boundless creativity. I’m gratified to carry out Ted’s wishes and have these works revealed to the world.” 

“The Cat Behind The Hat” will inspire all who attend the exhibit and will also benefit young people. POP International Galleries MIDTOWN will donate a portion of proceeds made at this location to Creative Arts Works (CAW) http://www.creativeartworks.org
POP International’s commitment to CAW follows their core philosophy of continued involvement in society at large, by participating in, supporting and sponsoring, meaningful community and charitable events. 

ABOUT POP INTERNATIONAL GALLERIES
POP International Galleries is comprised of two unique art galleries in New York City, with its flagship gallery located on West Broadway in the heart of SoHo and a Midtown location In the Citigroup Building on 53rd Street and Lexington Avenue. Founded in 1997 by Jeff Jaffe, POP International Galleries specializes in Pop Art, Street and Urban Art, sculpture, photography, and art that is derived from, or influenced by popular culture. With an impressive roster of highly regarded artists, both emerging and famed, Pop International Galleries is a great source for all collectors and art admirers. POP also believes that an educational component is vital to collectors and the community at large. 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. For more information visit www.popinternational.com, and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

PRESS CONTACTS:
Hilary Topper - 631-393-0220, hilary@hjmt.com
Lisa Gordon - 585-764-9057, lisa@hjmt.com

November 10th, 2014 - ANDY WARHOL: At Face Value

October 28, 2014

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Contact:
Sean-Patrick M. Hillman
CORBIN-HILLMAN COMMUNICATIONS
(212) 246-6528
Sean-Patrick@corbinpr.com 



ANDY WARHOL: At Face Value
POP International Galleries Set To Host Warhol Classics Show. 
POP Icon’s Most Influential Pieces Together in Curated Collection
Presented by POP International Galleries & Revolver Gallery


New York, NY (October 27, 2014) – POP International Galleries, in conjunction with the Revolver Gallery, is pleased to announce the debut of ANDY WARHOL: At Face Value. The brilliantly curated show will feature a collection of works from the legendary New York artist. The collection will be located at Pop International’s SoHo location, with POP hosting the opening reception on Monday, November 10th and a selection hanging concurrently at POP’s Midtown location in the Citicorp Building.

Warhol fans and collectors alike will also have the opportunity to view and purchase over 50 of the classic pieces, including famed pieces “Muhammad Ali” and “Marilyn”. POP SoHo will house the works, which are some of the most influential figures in contemporary art and culture, for a limited time only, with the collection open to the public on Tuesday, November 11.

“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 timeless and wonderful body of art to New York City from where it emanated and where in essence it still belongs in many ways.”

 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 are some of Andy Warhol’s much coveted personal Polaroids, which were 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.

When:             
Beginning Wednesday, November 10th

Where:        
POP International Galleries SoHo | 473 W Broadway, New York, NY 10012
POP International Galleries Midtown | 601 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10022

Web:               
popinternational.com | revolverwarholgallery.com | warholnewyork.com 

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. 

About Pop International Galleries

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 also 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 REVOLVER 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.

For RSVP information to opening night please log on to What's On At Pop International
or e-mail AndyWarholRSVP@popinternational.com

For interviews, contact  Sean-Patrick@corbinpr.com    
For more information on Pop International Galleries, visit About Pop International and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

Press Contacts: CORBIN-HILLMAN COMMUNICATIONS
Sean-Patrick M. Hillman                                           
Executive Vice President                                        
Sean-Patrick@corbinpr.com                                   
(212) 246-6528    

September 18th, 2014 - UR A PRODUCT OF YOUR ENVIRONMENT

September 18, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                             
Contact:
Sean-Patrick M. Hillman
CORBIN-HILLMAN COMMUNICATIONS
(212) 246-6528
Sean-Patrick@corbinpr.com 

                      
YOU ARE A PRODUCT OF UR ENVIRONMENT
POP International Galleries’ Resident Artists, UR New York,
Mount Exhibition in SoHo Celebrating Life and The Urban Experience

Reception for the Artists Thursday, October 2nd, 7pm to 10pm 
(VIP and Press from 6pm) 

New York, NY (September 12, 2014) – UR New York, the explosive Graffiti and Urban Art collective, comprised of the two artists SKI and 2ESAE, will be hosting the opening reception for their latest exhibition, Product of UR Environment, at POP International Galleries’ SoHo location on October 2nd, 2014. UR New York will debut the latest of their energetic story-telling creations, including a stunning mix of canvas, sculpture, print and assemblage constructions.  

UR New York is widely known for their ability to tell stories portraying the urban experience though their multiple media approach, masterfully combining photography, silk-screening, graphic design and graffiti. The concept of Product of UR Environment will continue to align with their vision to inspire and uplift us all through their work. The notion that although ones’ environment may not change, the way one sees it and what one makes of it can, and through our experiences, our lives or the lives of others can change or be changed. This is the hallmark foundation, and the basis of the latest work from the extraordinary duo.

Featuring compelling on-site installations, new canvas works, mixed media sculptures and constructions, as well as a small collection of unique prints, Product of UR Environment will indeed inspire, uplift and encourage both viewers and collectors alike to see their worlds just a little bit differently.

“As a gallery organization focused on Pop Culture, once again, POP International is honored and humbled to present this inspiring duo’s new body of work. Ski and 2ESAE walk the walk! They have taken it to the streets and from the streets”, says Jeff Jaffe, owner of POP; “and I am proud to continue representing them. They are the real deal – full of inspiration and joy, and their authenticity and energy is nothing short of contagious!”

The Opening Night of the exhibition will be on Thursday, October 2nd from 6pm to 7pm (Press and VIP reception) and from 7pm to 10 pm with UR New York and special guests in attendance. The exhibition will open to the public at POP International Gallery’s SoHo location on Friday, October 3rd. For RSVP information to opening night, please log on to www.popinternational.com or e-mail URNYrsvp@popinternational.com.

About POP International Galleries:
POP International Galleries is at the forefront of the POP art movement with two unique art galleries in New York City, with its flagship gallery located on West Broadway in the heart of SoHo and a Midtown location on 53rd Street and Lexington Avenue; as well as the newly launched POPuk, an online only version of the legendary gallery in the United Kingdom. Founded in 1997 by Jeff Jaffe, POP International specializes in Pop Art, graphic art, urban art, sculpture, photography, and art that is derived from or influenced by popular culture. As the only street level Pop Art gallery in SoHo, with an impressive roster of highly regarded artists, both emerging and famed, Pop International Galleries is a great source for all collectors and art admirers. POP International Galleries also believes that an educational component is vital to collectors and the community at large. 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. For more information visit www.popinternational.com, and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

About UR New York

UR New York is a Graffiti and Urban Art collective consisting of two former street artists from New York City: Mike Baca (aka 2ESAE) and Fernando Romero (aka SKI). The mission of UR New York as a collective is to create an urban industrial aesthetic by combining photography, silk-screening, graphic design, assemblage, and graffiti. Using elements of their everyday lives UR New York creates dynamic environments to which most individuals can relate. Each piece tells the story of their lives, struggles and environments. 2ESAE and SKI want to inspire creativity amongst people, specifically the youth, "so that they pick up where we leave off. 

For more information visit:  wwwurnewyork.com or follow them on Twitter.

For RSVP information to opening night please log on to What's On At Pop International
or e-mail URNYrsvp@popinternational.com

For interviews with UR New York, contact  Sean-Patrick@corbinpr.com    
For more information on Pop International Galleries, visit About Pop International and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

Press Contacts: CORBIN-HILLMAN COMMUNICATIONS
Sean-Patrick M. Hillman                                           
Executive Vice President                                        
Sean-Patrick@corbinpr.com                                   
(212) 246-6528                             

Arno Elias’ Photographic Journey Debuts at POP International Galleries!

May 02, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: 
Sean-Patrick M. Hillman
CORBIN-HILLMAN COMMUNICATIONS
(212) 246-6528
Sean-Patrick@corbinpr.com          

See the World through His Lens:
Arno Elias’ Photographic Journey Debuts at POP International Galleries! 


Reception for the Artist Thursday, May 15th, 7 to 9pm

New York, NY (April 22, 2014) - From Sari-clad women on the streets of India, to a pair of mating lions on Africa's Savannah, to a panoramic perspective of New York City's skyline, Arno Elias' images conjure emotion and capture unforgettable moments from his photographic journey across the world. 

On Thursday, May 15th, 2014 Pop International Galleries, SoHo will unveil Elias' most recent contributions and additions to his extensive body of work; a series of incredible photographs and hand-embellished photographs highlighting the diversities of our world. The artworks presented have been captured during the artists' recent sojourns through Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Egypt, India, Myanmar, Laos, Tibet, among others. 

Elias, mostly known for his successful work as a composer, producer and musician for the Buddha Bar, did not stop his creative talents at his prodigious musical career. He continued on with his artistic abilities, leading him into the world of painting and now photography. Through his photography, he is able to focus on the simplicity and purity of the lives of Indigenous Peoples who are connected to the environment and depend upon its natural resources for survival. The relationships and connections Arno is able to realize in photographing people and moments in time, has imbued his spirit with a quest for humanitarianism and awakened his senses to the power and beauty of the world’s diverse cultures. He is involved with, among other organizations, UNICEF and the Brigitte Bardot Foundation which focuses on animal rights. 

Using his layered photography as a foundation, Elias creates an elaborate story through the use of various textures and colors. 
His individual hand-embellishments enhance the original image and elevate the visual experience for all viewers. Elias has developed a personal and symbolic graffiti language with elements of Sanskrit, other Asian characters, and mathematical codes that appear everywhere in his work. Through his various applications and embellishments, Elias creates each individual photograph of the same series, as its own unique mixed-media photographic painting. 

Jeff Jaffe, owner of POP International Galleries, says: “Arno shares something with us that very few artists are able to do. He brings us stunningly beautiful aspects of our world in a poignant and sensitive manner that elevates and honors Indigenous Peoples, the creatures of the natural world and ourselves as a part of a global picture in an exquisitely approachable and thought-provoking way.” 

Coinciding with Elias' solo exhibition at Pop International Galleries, the artist was recently commissioned by the St. Regis Hotel in New York to create two unique works of art for the hotel's permanent collection. One of which, a mixed media photographic painting of the founder John Jacob Astor IV, will be prominently featured in the lobby of the prestigious hotel. 

The opening reception of the exhibition will be held on Thursday, May 15th from 7 – 9pm with Arno Elias and special guests in attendance. For more information on the artist or the event, visit www.popinternational.com or e-mail Rebecca@corbinpr.com. Upon request, a digital catalog of available work is available. 

About POP International Galleries: 

POP International Galleries is at the forefront of the POP art movement with two unique art galleries in New York City, with its flagship gallery located on West Broadway in the heart of SoHo and a Midtown location on 53rd Street and Lexington Avenue; as well as the newly launched POPuk, an online only version of the legendary gallery in the United Kingdom. Founded in 1997 by Jeff Jaffe, POP International specializes in Pop Art, graphic art, urban art, sculpture, photography, and art that is derived from or influenced by popular culture. As the only street level Pop Art gallery in SoHo, with an impressive roster of highly regarded artists, both emerging and famed, Pop International Galleries is a great source for all collectors and art admirers. POP International Galleries also believes that an educational component is vital to collectors and the community at large. Events at the gallery often include guest lectures and discussions, screenings and slide shows as well as charitable tie-ins. 

For RSVP information to opening night please log on to What's On At Pop International
or e-mail RSVP@popinternational.com

For interviews with Arno Elias, contact  Sean-Patrick@corbinpr.com    
For more information on Pop International Galleries, visit About Pop International and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

Press Contacts: CORBIN-HILLMAN COMMUNICATIONS
Sean-Patrick M. Hillman                                           
Executive Vice President                                        
Sean-Patrick@corbinpr.com                                   
(212) 246-6528         

BOB GRUEN - WORLD RENOWNED ROCK PHOTOGRAPHER TO SHOW AT POP INTERNATIONAL GALLERIES, SOHO - APRIL 3, 2014

March 04, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: 
Sean-Patrick M. Hillman
CORBIN-HILLMAN COMMUNICATIONS
(212) 246-6528
Sean-Patrick@corbinpr.com          

Bob Gruen
"Rock Seen"
April 4th – May 4th
POP International Galleries Soho
 473 West Broadway

Reception for the Artist Thursday, April 3rd 7 to 9pm

Pop International Galleries is pleased to present a selection of photographs from legendary rock photographer Bob Gruen.  The show will present nearly 100 photographs of rock greats including John Lennon, Led Zeppelin, The Clash, Debbie Harry, The Ramones and more. The show will also include original contact sheets that correspond to each of the featured photographs, demonstrating the selection process of pre-digital photography.  In addition, the show will include a new collage of Rolling Stones photographs from the 1972 Madison Square Garden show of the “Exile on Main Street” concert, a Teenage Bedroom installation and a new silkscreen series.

For forty years, Bob Gruen has been documenting the rock scene, capturing now iconic images of The Clash, The Sex Pistols, Led Zeppelin, New York Dolls, Blondie, The Ramones, and John Lennon and Yoko Ono among others and continues to work today with current acts Green Day and the Strypes. Bob Gruen says of his career, “Photography has led me to some great experiences and enduring relationships.  Blurring the line between work and play, many of the people I met through my work have become friends; some are like family to me.”  Signed copies of Bob Gruen’s 14th book ROCK SEEN (Abrams 2011), a monograph spanning his career, will be available at the gallery.

According to Jeff Jaffe, owner of POP International Galleries, “Bob Gruen is perhaps the most well known and respected photographer in rock and roll. POP International Galleries is a natural forum for showing his work given our great reputation for representing artists like Ringo Starr, Ronnie Wood and Bob Dylan. Gruen’s photographs are the glue that connects the music scene with the fans, and POP provides the venue for fans and collectors to own a significant part of rock history. We are very proud to show the work of Bob Gruen!”

Bob Gruen’s career began in 1965, when he shot his first concert photos at the Newport Folk Festival.  “I was still a kid and a big Bob Dylan fan.” Bob Gruen recalls, “I talked my way into getting a photo pass so I could be down front. That was when Dylan played electric guitar and claimed rock'n'roll was American folk music and got booed off stage for it. After that I began taking photos a lot.” (Bob Gruen, Interview with Carlo McCormick, The New York Trash)

While shooting freelance work and photo stories for the underground rock magazine, “Rock Scene” Bob photographed local New York City bands “on stage, off stage, at home, at parties, and during time off”. “Many photos I was taking then weren’t used until years later; they weren’t considered to be news at the times, but now they are ‘history’ ” Bob says of his early photographs which document the very beginnings of what would later become a monumental rock scene at the now infamous New York City clubs CBGB and Max’s Kansas City where bands such as the Ramones and Blondie got their start.

Many of Bob Gruen’s iconic photographs began with unassuming introductions that became the catalyst for honest and enduring friendships.  A hurried introduction to Ike and Tina Turner outside a concert began a friendship that resulted in Gruen’s first album cover, and later Gruen’s first concert tour.   In 1972, Gruen met John Lennon and Yoko Ono at a benefit concert, and later dropped some prints at their nearby apartment.  This simple gesture began a close friendship between Bob Gruen, John Lennon, and Yoko Ono.  Throughout the 1970’s Gruen worked as their personal photographer, documenting concerts and press conferences, as well as capturing serene moments between John and Yoko, and the first images of their son, Sean Lennon.  In 1974, Gruen suggested photographing John Lennon on top of his New York apartment building, which would later become the hugely iconic image of John Lennon wearing the New York City T-Shirt.

Gruen’s photographs are in the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery, London, and have been shown in the Museum of Modern Art’s 2009 exhibition, “Looking at Music: Side 2” and the Brooklyn Museum of Art’s 2009 exhibition, “Who Shot Rock & Roll”.  Bob Gruen lives and works in New York City.

For RSVP information to opening night please log on to www.popInternational.com  
or e-mail BobGruenRSVP@popinternational.com.

For interviews with Bob Gruen, contact Carol@Klenfner.com or call (917) 860-0211
For more information on Pop International Galleries, visit www.popInternational.com and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

Press Contacts: CORBIN-HILLMAN COMMUNICATIONS
Sean-Patrick M. Hillman                                           
Executive Vice President                                        
Sean-Patrick@corbinpr.com                                   
(212) 246-6528  

"The Good, The Bad And Me" – Renowned British Artist Mackenzie Thorpe Brings The Wild, Wild West To POP International Galleries in SoHo, November, 14th 2013

November 01, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: 
Sean-Patrick M. Hillman
CORBIN-HILLMAN COMMUNICATIONS
(212) 246-6528
Sean-Patrick@corbinpr.com 

“The Good, The Bad and Me”
British Artist Mackenzie Thorpe Brings The Wild West to POP International Galleries, NYC

New York (October 29, 2013) – On Thursday, November 14th, POP International Galleries SoHo will host a highly-anticipated opening for Mackenzie Thorpe’s latest show “The Good, The Bad and Me”. POP is proud to bring Thorpe’s newest collection to New York City, giving collectors a rare opportunity to acquire works from this extraordinary and internationally renowned British artist. 

While Thorpe will also present a broader body of work, including limited edition prints and sculpture that express the human condition in the profound and compassionate manner, for which he is widely known, “The Good, The Bad and Me” will showcase artworks that tell a tale of innocence (and innocence lost) about young cowboys filled with fantasy, adventure, exuberance and the naivety of childhood. Inspired by American movies of the 1960s and 70’s and the popular culture of the “Wild West”, Mackenzie Thorpe’s collection of “cowboy kids” portrays a lone ranger, an outlaw, a brave sheriff and a dangerous gunslinger, all on the adventure of a lifetime. Thorpe’s works, mostly extraordinarily rendered pastels, are all worked with his fingers and bare hands, revealing an insight into the naivety and purity of a young boy coming from Middlesbrough and the steel mills of northern England, daydreaming of freedom and adventure. His artwork offers each of us a pathway to the child within us all, as he masterfully appeals to all of our collective memories of youth.

 “I have always had a deep longing to revisit and touch the innocence and naivety of childhood. The influence of the movies I watched of the wild west as a child was an incredibly influential time for me, transporting me from my daily life growing up”, Thorpe said. “I didn’t want to be English anymore, and it captured my imagination and had a profound effect on me. The influence has never left me.” 

Influenced also heavily by his environment, close family ties, little material comfort and having to cope with dyslexia, Mackenzie Thorpe has come to be recognized as one of the UK’s most beloved artists. His passion for humanity and the well-being of children in particular, permeates everything Mackenzie paints or sculpts. Animals and flowers symbolize human emotion, and children in duffel coats and over-sized shoes speak volumes about growing up with struggle and adversity against the backdrops of steel mills and working class towns. 

Yet the overwhelming theme of LOVE for humanity is what defines this remarkable artist and identifies him as the important artistic figure he has become. Mackenzie Thorpe's perspective on life is clear.  He doesn’t hide the fact that often life is a struggle; a dark tunnel which can seem endless at times. He passionately believes that our frail dreams are worth nurturing and that love and honesty will triumph over adversity.

“Mackenzie Thorpe's Art is amongst the most sought after in the UK today”, said Jeff Jaffe owner of POP International galleries. “His reputation as an artist continues to grow worldwide on an unprecedented scale. He is an ordinary individual, who has, through his art, the extraordinary ability to convey emotions and messages that speak a universal language.” 

Notable collectors are Bill Wyman of the Rolling Stones, professional golfer Dave Duval, British politician William Hague and Director/Producer Cameron Mackintosh. Special Commissions include the Elton John Aids Foundation, Her Royal Highness Princess Anne's Foundation and the British Dyslexia Foundation, among numerous others.

Mackenzie Thorpe’s “The Good, The Bad and Me” will be on exhibit from November 14th at POP International Galleries, SoHo, located at 473 West Broadway in New York City.

About POP International Galleries
POP International Galleries is at the forefront of the POP art movement with two unique art galleries in New York City, with its flagship gallery located on West Broadway in the heart of SoHo and a Midtown location on 53rd Street and Lexington Avenue; as well as the newly launched POPuk, an online only version of the legendary gallery in the United Kingdom. Founded in 1997 by Jeff Jaffe, POP International specializes in Pop Art, graphic art, urban art, sculpture, photography, and art that is derived from or influenced by popular culture. As the only street level Pop Art gallery in SoHo, with an impressive roster of highly regarded artists, both emerging and famed, Pop International Galleries is a great source for all collectors and art admirers. POP International Galleries also believes that an educational component is vital to collectors and the community at large. 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. 

For more information visit www.popInternational.com and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

Press Contacts: CORBIN-HILLMAN COMMUNICATIONS
Sean-Patrick M. Hillman                                           Alina Tkachenko
Executive Vice President                                          Account Executive
Sean-Patrick@corbinpr.com                                     Alina@corbinpr.com
(212) 246-6528                                                         (646) 233-0460

ANDY WARHOL ICONS & SYMBOLS November 1st, 2013

October 31, 2013

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.

Press Contacts:                        CORBIN-HILLMAN COMMUNICATIONS

Sean-Patrick M. Hillman                                             Alina Tkachenko
Executive Vice President                                            Account Executive
Sean-Patrick@corbinpr.com                                       Alina@corbinpr.com
(212) 246-6528                                                           (646) 233-0460

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