Liudmila Kondakova Exhibition at Martin Lawrence Galleries, Costa Mesa
COSTA MESA, CALIFORNIA—(November 14, 2016) Martin Lawrence Galleries, Costa Mesa is thrilled to announce Liudmila Kondakova will make a rare personal appearance at the gallery to meet with guests and art collectors. This spectacular exhibition showcases Kondakova’s fascinating new original works and the unveiling of her newest limited edition prints.The artist reception will take place Saturday, November 19, 2016 from 5 pm – 8 pm at South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bear Street. Please RSVP to (949) 759-0134 or by email.
Kondakova grew up in Russia, immigrating to the United States in 1991. Her palette—influenced by the icon painters of Byzantium and later Russia—is both vibrant and beautiful, with colors that blend in a subtle, poetic balance.
“In my art, the essence and beauty has always rested in the details.” —Liudmila Kondakova, Artist.
“Martin Lawrence Galleries represents many of the the art world’s most important names. We are so honored to have worked with Kondakova over the past 20 years. Her spectacular Parisian-themed street scenes are without equal.” —Kenneth W. Lawrence, Gallery Director.
Martin Lawrence Galleries is Orange County’s premier gallery of fine art. The gallery specializes in original paintings, sculptures and limited editions by Warhol, Picasso, Chagall, Erté, Murakami and many others.
Appetizers will be provided by The Best Gumbo in the Hood, a subsidiary of Dana Point’s Angela Eason Enterprises. “I create surprising dishes to inspire the senses in a sincere manner not unlike Kondakova’s innate gift to evoke visual nostalgia and romance,” said Angela Eason, Chef. Wine will be supplied by Costa Mesa’s The Kitsch Bar. HawkinStudios will capture the unveiling of Kondakova’s newest limited edition print, “Pont des Arts,” via photography. View the exhibition of her new original works through December 3, 2016.
City of Costa Mesa Celebrates Artist Mark Kostabi.
COSTA MESA, CALIFORNIA—(October 17, 2016) Martin Lawrence Galleries at South Coast Plaza has partnered with the City of Costa Mesa to declare October 2016 as Mark Kostabi Month. Kostabi will be presented with a proclamation from Costa Mesa’s Mayor Stephen Mensinger at “Meet the Artist: Mark Kostabi.”
Kostabi is a prominent figure from the New York’s East Village art scene. The public art reception will take place October 22, 2016, from 7-9PM. Martin Lawrence Galleries Costa Mesa is located in South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bear Street, second level.
“Why are the figures faceless? It’s a universal language free of racial limitations, and a reflection of society’s fear of individuality,” said Mark Kostabi, Artist.
“The MLG South Coast has been in business for over 40 years and self-proclaimed Mark Kostabi is a California State University Fullerton alumn with Southern California roots that we associate with as a local art business,” said Kenneth W. Lawrence, Gallery Director.
“The City of Costa Mesa residents are exposed to the fine taste of performing arts, yet, to celebrate the accomplishments of Mr. Mark Kostabi shall bring inspiration to the emerging visual artists,” said Stephen Mensinger, Mayor of Costa Mesa. “Our Cultural Arts Committee works with City Council to bring art awareness to the residents in the City of the Arts.”
Martin Lawrence Galleries is Orange County’s premier Gallery of Fine Art, specializing in original paintings, sculptures and limited editions by Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Erté, Salvador Dalí, Joan Miró and many others.
Appetizers will be provided by Irvine’s Angelina’s Pizzeria Napoletana. “Our passion is to create artisanal meals that are authentic to Italy, so welcoming Mark Kostabi was a natural fit since he is part of Italy’s art market,” said Sho Fusco, Angelina’s proprietor. Wine will be supplied by Costa Mesa’s art studio Inspired Art and Wine.
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Martin Lawrence Galleries Announces Annual Event—The Art of Love—The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, July 16, 2016
LAS VEGAS, NV (May 24, 2016) —The world’s largest fine art gallery, Martin Lawrence Galleries at The Forum Shops at Caesars Place, announces it’s annual art gala, this year themed The Art of Love on Saturday, July 16th from 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. The 26,000 square foot art space will be transformed into an evening filled with entertainment, libations, and culinary demonstrations amongst the works of the world’s premier fine artists.
For this atmospheric affair, the gallery will host Top Chef Master and one of the Food Network’s Too Hot Tamales, Chef Susan Feniger of Border Grill, who will delight those in attendance with a festive presentation and serve bites and libations showcasing a taste of Border Grill’s signature menu items. Additionally, The Art of Love will feature a live performance of Rockin’ The Gatsby by Live It Up Productions, with beats spinning all night from DJ Roger Gangi, Las Vegas resident DJ at STK and BOND inside the Cosmopolitan Hotel.
This event is open to the public with all ticket proceeds benefitting Raise A Child, a charity organization that seeks to help, inform and support all families and individuals interested in providing loving homes for children in the foster care system. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased online at raiseachild.us.
Martin Lawrence Galleries at The Forum Shops at Caesars Place is located near the Atlantis Fountain. Hours are 10 am – 11 pm weekdays and 10 am – midnight on weekends. For more information call 702-991-5990 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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SPRING 2016 FINE ART AUCTION SEASON AT MARTIN LAWRENCE GALLERIES
GREENWICH, CT (March 1, 2016) —Martin Lawrence Galleries Spring 2016 art auction season is here. We open this month with a release of one thousand works by the biggest names in art including Bertho, Chagall, Dalí, Erté, Francis, Fressinier, Golkar, Haring, Hofmann, Kondakova, Mas, Miró, Murakami, Picasso, Rembrandt, Warhol and others. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to acquire original paintings, sculptures, serigraphs, etchings, lithographs, and other limited edition works by world-renowned artists and the best emerging artists in the world.
This eclectic collection has a little something for everyone boasting of iconic Haring, signature Warhol; sensual Picasso, romantic Chagall and bronze sculpture by the elegant and always popular Erté; otherworldly landscapes from Kerry Hallam; contemporary works by the ever-so-charming Deyber, profound Lalonde, complex Murakami, talented Kostabi, and so much more. A rare and exciting look at the evocative range of artwork by these masters is only a glimpse into their aesthetic. Collectors are encouraged to inquire early due to their competitive prices and limited edition.
Martin Lawrence Galleries also invites collectors to a series of four live auction events, featuring active bidding, lively cocktails, scrumptious food and more. Attendee benefits include certificates towards further savings on coveted art and the opportunity to add never seen before original works to your collection. Remote bidding is available this year for those who cannot attend (contact for details). The live events are as follows and RSVP is required:
OAK BROOK, Friday, March 4, 2016 8:00 pm (preview 6:30 pm)
The Drake Hotel Oak Brook (The Grand Ballroom)
2301 York Road, Oak Brook RSVP (630) 954-3033
NEW ORLEANS, Sunday, March 6, 2016 2:00 pm (preview 12:30 pm)
The Westin New Orleans Canal Place (Magnolia Ballroom)
100 Rue Iberville, New Orleans RSVP (504) 299-9055
COSTA MESA, Saturday, March 12, 2016 8:00 pm (preview 6:30 pm)
Avenue of the Arts Costa Mesa (Grand Ballroom)
3350 Avenue of the Arts, Costa Mesa RSVP (949) 759-0134
SAN FRANCISCO, Saturday, March 19, 2016 8:00 pm (preview 6:30 pm)
Westin St. Francis (California Ballroom)
335 Powell Street, San Francisco RSVP (415) 956-0345
“While every auction season we bring forward our very best collections of artwork from around the world, this upcoming spring in particular promises to present more inspiring and rare art than ever before. With nearly a thousand lots, all at our competitive auction season pricing, you won’t want to miss this exciting celebration of art.” – Marketing Manager, Chalk & Vermilion/Martin Lawrence Galleries
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July 2015 Martin Lawrence Galleries to Debut Incomparable Anniversary Collection: Works by Basquiat, Calder, Chagall, Dalí, Francis, Haring, Lichtenstein, Miró, Picasso, Warhol and others
GREENWICH, CT (June 17, 2015) — In honor of its 40th anniversary, America’s premier gallery of fine art, Martin Lawrence Galleries, will debut a rarified art collection that includes signifcant historical works by Basquiat, Calder, Chagall, Dalí, Erté, Francis, Haring, Lichtenstein, Magritte, Miró, Picasso, Renoir, Warhol and others as well as the latest works by contemporary masters Bertho, Deyber, Fressinier, Hallam, Hofmann, Kondakova, Kostabi, Lalonde, Mas, Muniz and Nicholls.
The collection will be unveiled to select international collectors at an exclusive event, July 17-19, at the Galleries’ flagship Las Vegas Gallery at The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace. At 26,000 square feet, it is one of the largest fine art galleries in the world and home to rare works of art such as complete suites of Marilyn and Mao by Andy Warhol and the world’s largest Dalí painting – March of Time.
Acclaimed contemporary artists Robert Deyber, Franҫois Fressinier, Kerry Hallam, Douglas Hofmann, Liudmila Kondakova, René Lalonde, Felix Mas and others are among the weekend’s guests – each one debuting new original work as part of our 40th Anniversary Collection.
The works are on view to ticketed members of the public only on Saturday, July 18, from 7-11 PM at the 4th annual Art Of The Party– an elegant evening celebrating 40 years of art and icons. Highlights of this anticipated event (produced by Mikey Koffman – producer of LA Fashion Week) include experiential performances, art inspired fashion, live music and DJ, open bar and gourmet food, and presentations and complimentary gifts from luxury sponsors including: Mont Blanc (who will debut a new line of Warhol-inspired pens), award-winning ‘Line 39’ wines provided by O’Neil Wines, resort-ware by Vilebrequin, premium cocktails from Devotion vodka, shoe giveaways from Badgley Mischka, and on-site professional makeup styling and beauty gifts by Sephora. For tickets visit martinlawrence.com/artoftheparty
Additionally, Martin Lawrence is partnering with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® and will donate 100% of the $25 ticket price, plus additional donations, to help defeat childhood cancer and other deadly diseases. Martin Lawrence is committed to using art for good and St. Jude joins a long list of benefiting organizations, among them the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Keep a Child Alive, Challenged Athletes Foundation, The Dallas Cowboys Women’s Association, JLE Foundation, Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, Greenwich Hospital, and the UMC Medical Trauma and Burn Center.
The remarkable art and festivities are merited: 40 years is no small feat in the ever-changing art business. Since opening, Martin Lawrence has transformed the burgeoning art scene, making world-class art accessible and at exceptional value. Whereas works by Warhol, Picasso, Chagall, Rembrandt and Erté were once only on display for a very few to enjoy, they are now exhibited daily at Martin Lawrence’s 10 U.S. Galleries – distinctive exhibition spaces designed for all art lovers to enjoy and purchase. In addition to the Masters, Martin Lawrence Galleries also offers exclusive limited edition works by renowned contemporary artists, making art affordable for all levels of collectors.
March 2015 Martin Lawrence Galleries Spring 2015 Fine Art Auction Masterworks made available at exclusive auction pricing through March
Greenwich, CT—Martin Lawrence Galleries Spring 2015 art auction season opens this month with a stunning release of one thousand works by the biggest names in art including Bertho, Chagall, Dalí, De Kooning, Erté, Francis, Fressinier, Golkar, Haring, Hofmann, Johns, Kondakova, Mas, Miró, Murakami, Picasso, Rembrant, Warhol and others. This rare opportunity to acquire original paintings, sculptures, serigraphs, etchings, lithographs, and other limited edition works by world-renowned artists and the best emerging artists is not to be missed.
This collection has something for every collector: signature Warhol; sensual prints and bronze sculpture by the always popular Erté; the best of Impressionist Kerry Hallam; conceptual and classic contemporary works by Nauman, Lalonde, Murakami, Kostabi, Castelli, De Kooning, Keith Haring, Sam Francis; an impressive selection of Picasso including his ‘Jacqueline’ series; an exploration of Asian paintings by Mas and others; rare and desirable Chagall and Dalí works and much more.
Collectors are encouraged to inquire early as these items move fast due to their competitive prices and limited edition. Contact a Martin Lawrence Gallery consultant by phone or email. View the complete auction online and request a print catalogue by email email@example.com.
The company also invites collectors to a series of six live auction events, featuring active bidding, cocktails, food, raffles and more. Attendee benefits include certificates towards further savings on art and the opportunity to win original works, including Dali’s “Purgatory Canto 30 (The Divine Comedy)”—a highly collectible wood engraving. Remote bidding is available this year for those who cannot attend (contact for details). The live events are as follows and RSVP is required:
LA JOLLA, Friday, March 13, 2015 8:00 pm (preview 6:30 pm)
San Diego Marriott La Jolla 4240 La Jolla Village Drive RSVP (858) 551-1122
COSTA MESA, Saturday, March 14, 2015 8:00 pm (preview 6:30 pm)
Avenue of the Arts Wyndham RSVP (949) 759-0134
OAK BROOK, Friday, March 20, 2015 8:00 pm (preview 6:30 pm)
The Drake Hotel Oak Brook 2301 York Road RSVP (603) 954-3033
NEW ORLEANS, Sunday, March 22, 2015 2:00 pm (preview 12:30 pm)
Westin New Orleans Canal Place 100 Rue Iberville RSVP (504) 299-9055
BOSTON, Friday, March 27 8:00 pm (preview 6:30 pm)
The Mandarin Oriental Boston 776 Boylston Street RSVP (617) 369-4800
NEW YORK, Saturday, March 28, 2015 8:00 pm (preview 6:30 pm)
The Garage 611 W. 50th Street RSVP (212) 995-8865
“This season’s collection represents the finest of Martin Lawrence Galleries’ permanent collection. With nearly a thousand works, it’s one of our largest, and the selection and quality is top notch. There are many steals in this catalogue. Whether you are just starting your collection or adding value to a serious collection, auction season gives you access to the best work at well under market value.” – Eric Dannemann, President, Chalk and Vermilion Fine Art, Inc./ Martin Lawrence Galleries.
July 2014 Martin Lawrence Galleries introduces Anne Faith Nicholls
at “The Art of Imagining” event in Las Vegas.
Greenwich, CT—The biggest story to come out of last week’s Art of Imagining event in Las Vegas is Anne Faith Nicholls. Nicholls is the most recently signed artist at Martin Lawrence Galleries and this debut event for her was a near sell-out with 15 paintings sold. The energy and the verve around her paintings was palpable all weekend as clients were able to take advantage of Nicholl’s direct presence. She is very open about her work, and more than willing to discuss the elements that make up each image.
Nicholls’ artwork resonates in a market that has turned more representational in recent years. Her paintings carve out a unique visual territory of “neo-folk” figurative elements and surrealist symbolism in pieces that read almost like a personal tarot deck. Every image is thought-provoking and though the artist describes her work as shamelessly autobiographical, the appeal is nevertheless broad, touching on motifs of introspection or self-analysis, fear and courage, dreams and desire, perspectives attuned to women, and often the moments that spark creativity or life..
About Martin Lawrence Galleries
Home to the most highly respected artists, Martin Lawrence Galleries redefines the art scene by making world-famous works of art available for acquisition at exceptional value. Located in 10 major cities in the U.S., the galleries are distinguished by works of art by Philippe Bertho, Erté, Marc Chagall, Robert Deyber, François Fressinier, Kerry Hallam, Frederick Hart, Keith Haring, Douglas Hofmann, Liudmila Kondakova, Mark Kostabi, René Lalonde, Felix Mas, Takashi Murakami, Pablo Picasso, Rembrandt, Andy Warhol and many others. Over the past thirty years, they have loaned more than 250 different artworks by 16 different artists to 32 different museums around the world. This includes loans of works by Calder, Chagall, Francis, Picasso, Warhol and many other artists to esteemed institutions such as the Whitney Museum, New York, The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume, Paris, the San Francisco MOMA and the Museu Picasso, Barcelona.
July 2014 Martin Lawrence Galleries
Unveils Salvador Dali's Largest Artwork
Greenwich, CT—Martin Lawrence Galleries, which specializes in original paintings, sculpture and limited edition graphics from masters including Chagall, Dalí, Bertho and Erté, will unveil the largest Salvador Dalí painting in the world, March of Time Committee: Papillon, 1940 at their Las Vegas Flagship Gallery this weekend. The painting, which is oil and tempera on joined unstretched canvas, stands at a whopping 17 feet tall by 63 feet wide.
“We are thrilled to be unveiling this rare and fabulous piece of artwork at our gallery,” said Las Vegas Gallery Director Stacie Goulet. “Dalí was such a prominent surrealist painter and skilled craftsman that his works of art are legendary.”
The “March of Time Committee, Papillon,” is the largest Dalí painting known to exist. The piece was commissioned by Wallace Laboratories, the inventors of the tranquilizer “Miltown” and is believed to have been created in the early 1950s as part of the media blitz around Miltown’s introduction. The artwork was also included in the extensive Dalí exhibition in 1995 at Amsterdam’s Museum Beurs van Berlage.
To celebrate the unveiling of the “March of Time Committee, Papillon,” Martin Lawrence Galleries will host a fundraiser, The Art of Imagining, to benefit the UMC Trauma and Burn Care Center which is Nevada’s only burn center. The unveiling will be Saturday evening on July 19 at Las Vegas Flagship Gallery located at the The Forum Shops at Caesar’s. The event will feature live entertainment from Carson & Tess Henley in addition to other rare artworks from around the world.