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"OPULENCE Á LA MAISON D'ART" - A new exhibition of Javier Ávila

  • La Maison d'Art 259 West 132nd Street New York, NY, 10027 United States (map)
I would say the most important phrase, if I could put it into a phrase, would be luxury and opulence distilled in a way to their purest line.
— Tom Ford



OPULENCE Á LA MAISON D'ART - This exhibit’s opening brings a spectrum full of color, power and whimsy. Inspirational muses take form in a preview of the artist’s larger collection of iconic women entitled Opulent Icons. Eight pieces from the collection will be on view at La Maison D’Art Gallery through November 25th. Also on view will be prints and Collage work by the artist. There will be scheduled Artists talks, Dia de Los Muertos Tribute Event and Supreme Saturday a joyous musical tribute to the music of The Supremes.  
Emerging painter, Javier Ávila , displays large-scale, colorful, powerful and playful portraits of famous, glamorous and influential women. Some of these disciples of Glamour in the cast of this series include: The Supremes, Madonna, Elizabeth Taylor, Chér, Sophia Loren, María Félix, Joséphine Baker, Jennifer Lopéz and Audrey Hepburn.

Each Icon is personalized through color, text—with famous quotations of the star painted on the sides of the canvas, and other symbols, such as the artist’s signature are all hidden throughout.

Javier’s art is influenced by his cross-cultural upbringing having been raised in both Mexico & the U.S. Javier is both a First Generation American and a Native son of Mexico, a citizen of two cultures and of two nations. “Having the privilege to be from two lands has helped me be open to the world in general, this has always influenced & inspired my art weather it be painting, music or living my life.”

Opening Reception's Photos