MARILYN AT 90: A TRIBUTE BY DAVID BROMLEY
A Retrospective Exhibition: Marilyn Monroe through the Lens and with the Brush
Andrew Weiss Gallery is honored to present the works of David Bromley
at our opening reception on June 25, 2016 from 6:00 - 9:00 PM
David Bromley, Marilyn Tribute V, 2016
We hope you will join us at the opening of this photographic retrospective in commemoration of Marilyn Monroe's 90th Birthday anniversary. This newly curated collection features Australian artist David Bromley
's canvases in tribute to Marilyn as well as some of the world's most famous photographic works of the Icon.
emerged as a painter in the mid-1980's. In the early stages of his career, he held solo exhibitions in Sydney and Adelaide and represented works in state and regional galleries. He has emerged as one of the most innovative and recognizable artist in Australia.
In his practice, Bromley
has developed themes for distinct and unique styles of painting; the female portrait, the children's series and the butterflies and birds series.
's work is daringly colored and executed with a graphic intention, reminiscent of Warhol's Pop Art from the 1960's. He credits Warhol as an early influence demonstrated in his reductive colors, graphic style and the simplified forms of his nudes.
's talent is now being merged with the iconic beauty of the one and only Marilyn Monroe. David Bromley
's magic comes to life in these magnificent Marilyn Monroe paintings that will be on display in Andrew Weiss Gallery.
"Andy Warhol immortalized her and even though her time on this earth had passed, she lives on forever a face, physicality, and a charisma. Her potency continues to seduce us as she seems both so beautiful and powerful. Equally, she seemed at times sad in her eyes and frail. With our opportunity to paint her and work with her images, we feel as if we have an opportunity to engage with her for longer. At times these works follow in the footsteps of people like Warhol, who, like me, seeks to heighten a story already told through respect and flamboyance, to paint her and further immortalize her."
-David BromleyInterviews with David Bromley on his inspiration for our upcoming show: