Antonio's World: Sex, Art & Disco

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Antonio’s World, a survey of the work of Antonio Lopez (1943-1987) is open now at The Suzanne Geiss Company. The exhibition will showcase three decades of the artist’s polymathic creative output, including never before seen drawings, photographs, and ephemera. Lopez’s seminal works, which adorned the pages of Vogue, The New York Times, Women’s Wear Daily, and Interview throughout the 1970’s and 1980’s, remain a powerful source of inspiration; galvanizing contemporary visual culture.Beginning in the 1960’s, Lopez redefined fashion imagery with his portrayal of the “Antonio Girls,” comprised most notably of Pat Cleveland, Jane Forth, Jerry Hall, Grace Jones, and Jessica Lange. His infectiously charismatic persona and Pygmalion’s eye for raw beauty led Antonio, and the equally magnetic art director, Juan Ramos, to discover and transform these aspiring models into paragons of glamour. The first complete Antonio Lopez monograph, Antonio Lopez: Fashion, Art, Sex, and Disco, will be released by Rizzoli New York in conjunction with the exhibition. Antonio's World will be on view until October 20th, 2012 at The Suzanne Geiss Company, 76 Grand Street, New York.