Nov 16, 2012

Fine Art Friday: Hugo Gellert

I had a chance to see a retrospective of Hugo Gellert at the Mary Ryan Gallery in New York a few weeks ago and though I had never seen his work before, I was impressed at how colorful and oddly relevant the subject matter was despite being done in the 40's, 50's and 60's.
It first struck me as Andy Warhol style (the colors) but now I see that his work may have influenced the color choies in Warhol later on, as Gellert was a magazine cover artist whose work became central to the message. I could blab about it forever, but in the age of desired revolution, his work seems to strike a chord to this day.

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