Exhibition Details


Location: Ellman Fashion Design Gallery and Orme Lewis Gallery
Dates: September 21, 2019
to January 5, 2020
Antonio
The Fine Art of Fashion Illustration
September 21, 2019 – January 5, 2020
Ellman Fashion Design Gallery y Orme Lewis Gallery 
 
Featuring more than 100 original drawings, photographs, and magazines, Antonio: The Fine Art of Fashion Illustration is a multimedia exhibition of ANTONIO, the signature that represented the collaborative creative work of fashion visionaries Antonio Lopez and Juan Ramos. The installation features their artistic, editorial, and commercial work created from the 1960s through the 1980s for publications and retailers such as Vogue, The New York Times Magazine, French Elle, Harper’s Bazaar Italia, L’Uomo Vogue, Vanity, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Bloomingdales
 
Highlights of the exhibition include more than 20 drawings from Antonio’s Tales from the Thousand and One Nights, a lavishly illustrated book of stories from The Arabian Nights, translated by Sir Richard Burton and published in 1985. Additionally, Antonio will include 12 never-before-exhibited, large-scale drawings created in 1973 at the Condé Nast offices in New York City during a series of Vogue seminars commissioned by editor Carrie Donovan. Featuring model Pat Cleveland and Amina Warsuma, these live-drawing sessions illustrated upcoming designer collections for buyers and journalists. Known for expanding fashion’s view through diverse ideas of beauty, ethnicity, and sexuality, Antonio’s drawings capture the energy of three revolutionary decades.  
 
Both Lopez and Ramos were born in the early 1940s in Puerto Rico, and they met as students at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. Lopez was an exceptionally gifted illustrator, while Ramos was the art director, researcher, and organizer. In the early 1960s, they began their careers as part of the “youth quake” and became pioneers of a multinational view that moved fashion illustration forward with a modern perspective. Antonio: The Fine Art of Fashion Illustration features a continuous screening of the time-capsule documentary film Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex, Fashion and Disco (2017) by director James Crump that demonstrates their impact on fashion.   
 
Antonio: The Fine Art of Fashion Illustration is organized by Phoenix Art Museum. It is made possible through the generosity of Arizona Costume Institute, with additional support from the Museum’s Circles of Support and Museum Members.
 
All images credited to (detail): Antonio Lopez, Fashion Study, American Vogue Seminar, Pat Cleveland/Amina Warsuma, c. 1972. Pentel and cello-tak on paper. © The Estate of Antonio Lopez and Juan Ramos.
 
 
Antonio
El bello arte de la illustración de moda 
el 21 de septiembre de 2019 – el 5 de enero de 2020
Ellman Fashion Design Gallery y Orme Lewis Gallery 
 
Presentando más de 100 dibujos originales, fotos, y revistas, Antonio: El bello arte de la illustración de moda es una exposición multimedia de ANTONIO, la firma que represento el trabajo creativo y colaborativo de los visionaries de la moda Antonio Lopez y Juan Ramos. La instalación presenta su obra artística, editorial, y comercial creado desde los 1960s a tráves de los 1980s para publicaciones y detallistas como Vogue, The New York Times Magazine, French Elle, Harper’s Bazaar Italia, L’Uomo Vogue, Vanity, Saks Fifth Avenue, y Bloomingdales. 
 
Lo más destacado de la exposición incluye más de 20 dibujos de Los cuentos de las mil y una noches de Antonio, un libro lujosamente detallado de Las noches árabes, traducido por Sir Richard Burton y publicado en 1985. Adicionalmente, Antonio presentará 12 nunca antes exhibido dibujos creado en 1973 a la oficina de Condé Nast en Nueva York durante una serie de Vogue seminarios patricionado por editor Carrie Donovan. Presentando modelos Pat Cleveland y Amina Warsuma, estas sesiones de dibujo en vivo ilustraron próximas colecciones para compradores y periodistas. Conocido por expandir la visión de la moda a través de diversas ideas de belleza, etnia y sexualidad, las ilustraciones de Antonio capturan la energía de tres décadas revolucionarias. 
 
Ambos Lopez y Ramos nacieron a principios de la década de 1940 en Puerto Rico, y se conocieron como estudiantes al Fashion Institute of Technology en Nueva York. Lopez era un ilustrador excepcionalmente talentoso, mientras Ramos era el director del arte, investigador, y organizador. Al principios de la década 1960, comenzaron sus carreras como parte del “temblor de jovenes” y se convertieron en pioneros de una visión multinacional que impulsó a la ilustración de moda con una perspectiva moderna.  Antonio: El bello arte de la illustración de moda presenta una proyección continua de la película documental de la cápsula del tiempo Antonio Lopez 1970: Sexo, la moda y discoteca (2017) de director James Crump que demuestra su impacto en la moda.   
 
Antonio: El bello arte de la illustración de moda es organizado por Phoenix Art Museum. Es hecho posible por la generosidad del Instituto de moda de Arizona, con apoyo adicional de los Círculos de apoyo del Museo y los Miembros del Museo.
 
Todas las imágenes acreditadas a (detalles): Antonio Lopez, Estudio de moda, Seminario de American Vogue, Pat Cleveland/Amina Warsuma, c. 1972. Pentel y chelo-tak sobre papel. © The Estate of Antonio Lopez and Juan Ramos.
 
 

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$21 — Adults
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