Lee Waisler at Sundaram Tagore Gallery

By Butterboom Writers  /  September 5, 2008

Political icons art for in a very political climate.


Lee Waisler, American portrait artist will stage his his solo exhibition at Sundaram Tagore Gallery in Central from Sept. 11 to Oct. 11. He is known for his portrait of cultural and political icons throughout history and his technique of layering thick pigments and incorporating organic materials,resulting in highly textured depth and form to dramatic effects.

Titled “Portraits and Abstractions” he will show portraits of influential personalities that have made major impacts to society like Albert Einstein, Mahatma Gandhi, Aung San Suu Kyi, Doctor Ho, a famous healer from China and some more controversial pieces like the portrait of Marilyn Monroe dancing with Chairman Mao.

The exhibition opens with a cocktail reception on September 11 at 7pm, so head on down to Hollywood Road next Thursday for a bit of culture.

Lee Waisler’s art is in permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the British Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

57-59 Hollywood Road
Central, Hong Kong
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