ALDO CASTILLO GALLERY
Homage to Andy Warhol
March 6 - 27, 2024
Photography: Harry Benson, Lluis Barba, Painting: Havi Schanz, Nancy Iannitelli, Jewelry: Wendy Gell
Sculpture: Metis Atash, Ancizar Marin, Mixed Media: Lorna Marsh.
Lluis Barba, Warhol, 2023, A.P., Diasec, 60 × 48 in.
Homage to Andy Warhol (1928-1987) is a show about how he has impacted to this day, fashion designers, artists, photographers, singers, and filmmakers as a draw of inspiration. Andy Warhol is add it to art history for shaping new ideas into what art is.
Warhol was the most successful and highly paid commercial illustrator in New York even before he began to make art destined for galleries. Nevertheless, his screen-printed images of Marilyn Monroe, soup cans, and sensational newspaper stories, quickly became synonymous with Pop art.
In the 1980s, Warhol collaborated with the young artists Jean-Michel Basquiat, Francesco Clemente, and Keith Haring. Warhol returned to painting with a brush for these artworks, briefly abandoning the silkscreen methods. His television shows, Andy Warhol’s T.V. and Andy Warhol’s Fifteen Minutes were broadcast on New York cable television and nationally on MTV. He created work for Saturday Night Live, appeared in an episode of The Love Boat and produced music videos for rock bands such as The Cars.
Throughout the 1970s, Warhol frequently socialized with celebrities such as Jackie Kennedy Onassis and Truman Capote, both of whom had been important early subjects in his art. He started to receive dozens—and soon hundreds—of commissions for painted portraits from wealthy socialites, musicians and film stars. Celebrity portraits developed into a significant aspect of his career and a main source of income. He was a regular partygoer at Studio 54, the famous New York disco, along with celebrities such as fashion designer Halston, entertainer Liza Minnelli, and Bianca Jagger.
ABOUT THE ART ON THE EXHIBITION
Harry Benson, Andy Warhol and Bianca Jagger at The Factory, Infused dyes sublimated on aluminum, Executed in 1977, 44 x 96 inches; Frame: 46 x 98 inches.
Renowned as a human rights activist and international model, Bianca Jagger, Nicaragua 1950 made her most well-known move marrying Mick Jagger. Later she became close friends with Andy Warhol.
Harry James Benson
Is a Scottish photographer born the 2nd of December, 1929. His photographs of celebrities have been published in magazines. He has published several books and won a number of prominent awards.
Lluis Barba Warhol, 2023, A.P., Diasec, 60 × 48 in.
Born in Barcelona, Spain. His artistic contribution to art involves creating intricate digital collages where he merges famous masterpieces with celebrities, elements of popular culture and current events. He is a multidisciplinary artist who works in such media as painting, photography, sculpture, and video art.
Lorna Marsh, Andy and Martha Sat Down Together II, 2013, Mixed Media on Wood, 48 x 48 in.
Born in Cape Town, South Africa in 1949 (Died in 2022). Lorna Marsh is considered one of the most innovative female artists of our time. Marsh's master work often conveys dysfunctional humans with images of Africa’s large predators animals - underscoring the contrast between the dignity of nature and the self-destructive nature of man - A statement also that opposes Disney’s charming animal characters and idealistic story telling. Lorna's work also was known for never relying on repetition - each one of her series were new and distinct.
Havi Schanz, Andy Warhol, 2015, Acrylic on BluePrint, Canvas, 24 x 24 x 3 In.
Born in Argentina. He draws upon rich impressionistic, romantic, and baroque influences to create a unique representation of pop culture iconography. Prior to becoming a full-time painter, he was an accomplished architect.
Nancy Iannitelli, Ode to Andy, 2024, Acrylic and Fabric on Canvas. 30 x 48 In.
Born 1950 in Framingham Massachusetts. Studied at an early age portrait painting with an Old World Masters approach. In recent years Nancy has had a varied style and broad skill-set as “eclectic”. However, upon delving into the immense collection she’s created over 40 years of study and practice, one ascertains, quickly, that Nancy Iannitelli is simply one of those incredulously talented people who can use any raw assemblage of media elements to produce a masterpiece.
Ancizar Marin, Campbells Soup, Acrylic, Car Paint, Metal, 61H x 11.5D x 6 3/4W In.
Born in Colombia in 1968. His installations, for which he is best known, composed of fiberglass and resin, and finished to a high gloss with car paint in a dazzling array of hues, can be found scaling walls, rappelling down windows, leaning against columns, and perching on lintels. Evoking teams of rock climbers, window washers, fish, birds and circus performers, suspended high above ground on screws or wires that are looped, lassoed, and threaded about them, engaged in gravity-defying feats, the active forms charm young and old. Ancizar reflects on life not being easy as it requires effort and work yet through the movement, color, and form of his work, his purpose is to invoke a smile.
Wendy Gell, Warhol Soup Can, Bracelet, Mixed Media, 4H x 4W x 3.5 In.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Wendy Gell’s designs were on the cover of Vogue and in thousands of editorials in magazines all over the world. Her worldwide client list includes celebrities such as Cindy Crawford, Claudia Schiffer, Isabella Rossilini, and Cher. Wendy Gell jewelry can also be found in the private collections of: Elizabeth Taylor, Elton John (designed sunglasses for him), Hillary Clinton, the late Andy Warhol and Princess Diana.
Metis Atash, Punk Buddha MARILYN in black II" feat. Warhol, 2021. Fiberglass, Acrylic Paint, Swarovski Crystals. 18 x 14 x 12 In.
Born on January 1, 1979, in Romania. Metis Atash was born on January 1, 1979, in Romania. She grew up in Munich, Germany. Today she lives between the United States and Europe. The sculptures of the German artist Metis Atash combine the aesthetics of pop art with the traditions of conceptual art, creating unique works of art with deep spiritual meanings, but which also refer to art history and fashion. Metis sculpts in fiberglass and uses acrylic paint, automotive lacquer, and SWAROVSKI Crystals to enhance her pieces. All her creations are subject to a multistep process of clay modeling, molding, sculpting, sanding, and lacquering.
Aldo Castillo Gallery Director offers a strong curatorial statement that reflects his 35 years of experience as an international art curator, art dealer and artist himself. The majority of the works on view have been specifically commissioned by Castillo for the Homage to Andy Warhol exhibit.