Spring Exhibition at Westport Arts Center
This exibit highlights many of the most significant illustrators, photographers and designers who lived and worked in Westport in the 1950s - 1970s, leaving an indelible mark on contemporary art and culture. The exhibition features two bodies of work with radically different motivations: paintings, illustrations and photography commissioned by Madison Avenue advertising agencies for iconic commercial branding and advertising campaigns - many of which originated in Westport - alongside works from the well-known Pop Art and Contemporary artists who appropriated the advertising imagery. The exhibition will include original art and advertisements from renowned Westport illustrators such as Bernie Burroughs, Steven Dohanos and Bernie Fuchs, alongside works by contemporary artists, like Andy Warhol, Walter Robinson and Jonathan Horowitz, who were directly influenced by the iconic design and aesthetic of that era. An opening reception, free and open to the public, will be held on Friday, April 21st from 6 to 8pm.