Superstars, and Superheroes

Sep 27, 2017 - Nov 5, 2017

Superstars, and Superheroes

On View at the W Washington D.C Hotel 

Opening reception Wednesday, September 27,  2017, from 5-9 PM 

Artist’s Proof is pleased to announce the exhibition, Superstars, and Superheroes: A Collection of paintings by John Stango.  Join us in the Living Room of the W Washington D.C. Hotel Wednesday, September 27, 2017, from 5-9 pm. Sip Veuve Clicquot while watching John Stango create bold, colorful, and dynamic pieces that resonate with twentieth and twenty-first-century popular culture energy.

John Stango, a native to Philadelphia and a leader of the contemporary American Pop Art movement, builds upon traditional Pop art imagery while incorporating influential contemporary brands and unique American icons in his new series; Superstars, and Superheroes. Stango builds upon traditional Pop Art imagery while incorporating influential contemporary brands and uniquely American icons, such as Muhammed Ali, Superman, Clint Eastwood, and Jackie and JFK while creating bold, colorful, and dynamic pieces that resonate with twentieth and twenty-first-century pop culture energy

His family’s artistic heritage, which traces back to famed American artist Norman Rockwell, influenced Stango’s unique talent. After earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting and graphic design, Stango soon began to create original silk-screened works. As his reputation as a fine artist and Pop Art innovator grew, he devoted his career to painting. Stango’s paintings draw a diverse crowd of collectors including Nicole Miller, Bruce Willis, Governor Ed Rendell, Swizz Beatz and Alan Iverson. Stango also remains deeply committed to philanthropy, using his paintings and proceeds to benefit charities around the world.

Post Modernism’s Pop Art movement emerged in the United States in the late-1950s as a way to challenge pre-existing traditions in fine art. It marked a return to hard-edged composition and representational art as a response by artists using impersonal, mundane reality, and irony to defuse the personal symbolism in Abstract Expressionism. Essentially, Pop Art and Post-Modernism as a whole was developed to take the seriousness out of fine art that had evolved over time. Imagery from pop-culture, such as advertising, comic books, fashion designers, and mundane objects, is often visually removed from its known context and combined with unrelated material. Perhaps some of the most iconic mid-twentieth century Pop Art works of art can be attributed to Andy Warhol’s “Campbell’s Soup Cans” or Roy Lichtenstein’s “Drowning Girl.” Overall, the concept of Pop Art refers more to the attitudes toward the imagery presented rather than the art itself.

Today, the modern American Pop Art Movement thrives through artists like John Stango. He paints in the vein of artists like Warhol and Lichtenstein while including modern subjects from newspapers, advertising, B-movies, mid-century modernism, magazines, fashion, noir films, vintage signage and pop-culture icons into his works, thus mixing a sense of nostalgia of Pop Art origins in the 1950s and 60s with 21st century cultural adaptations.

 

Superstars, and Superheroes
On View at the W Washington D.C Hotel Opening reception Wednesday, September 27, 2017, from 5-9 PM Artist’s Proof is pleased to announce the exhibition, Superstars, and Superheroes: A Collection of paintings by John Stango. Join us in the Living Room of the W Washington D.C. Hotel Wednesday, September 27, 2017, from 5-9 pm. Sip Veuve Clicquot while watching John Stango create bold, colorful, and dynamic pieces that resonate with twentieth and twenty-first-century popular culture energy. John Stango, a native to Philadelphia and a leader of the contemporary American Pop Art movement, builds upon traditional Pop art imagery while incorporating influential contemporary brands and unique American icons in his new series; Superstars, and Superheroes. Stango builds upon traditional Pop Art imagery while incorporating influential contemporary brands and uniquely American icons, such as Muhammed Ali, Superman, Clint Eastwood, and Jackie and JFK while creating bold, colorful, and dynamic pieces that resonate with twentieth and twenty-first-century pop culture energy His family’s artistic heritage, which traces back to famed American artist Norman Rockwell, influenced Stango’s unique talent. After earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting and graphic design, Stango soon began to create original silk-screened works. As his reputation as a fine artist and Pop Art innovator grew, he devoted his career to painting. Stango’s paintings draw a diverse crowd of collectors including Nicole Miller, Bruce Willis, Governor Ed Rendell, Swizz Beatz and Alan Iverson. Stango also remains deeply committed to philanthropy, using his paintings and proceeds to benefit charities around the world. Post Modernism’s Pop Art movement emerged in the United States in the late-1950s as a way to challenge pre-existing traditions in fine art. It marked a return to hard-edged composition and representational art as a response by artists using impersonal, mundane reality, and irony to defuse the personal symbolism in Abstract Expressionism. Essentially, Pop Art and Post-Modernism as a whole was developed to take the seriousness out of fine art that had evolved over time. Imagery from pop-culture, such as advertising, comic books, fashion designers, and mundane objects, is often visually removed from its known context and combined with unrelated material. Perhaps some of the most iconic mid-twentieth century Pop Art works of art can be attributed to Andy Warhol’s “Campbell’s Soup Cans” or Roy Lichtenstein’s “Drowning Girl.” Overall, the concept of Pop Art refers more to the attitudes toward the imagery presented rather than the art itself. Today, the modern American Pop Art Movement thrives through artists like John Stango. He paints in the vein of artists like Warhol and Lichtenstein while including modern subjects from newspapers, advertising, B-movies, mid-century modernism, magazines, fashion, noir films, vintage signage and pop-culture icons into his works, thus mixing a sense of nostalgia of Pop Art origins in the 1950s and 60s with 21st century cultural adaptations.
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Campbell's Flowers, 2017
John Stango

Campbell's Flowers, 2017

Mixed Media on Canvas

38 x 42 in

Jack Sinatra, 2017
John Stango

Jack Sinatra, 2017

Mixed Media

42 x 38 in

Jack Comes To Life, 2017
John Stango

Jack Comes To Life, 2017

Mixed Media on Canvas

34 x 34 in

Interview Beyonce, 2017
John Stango

Interview Beyonce, 2017

Mixed Media on Canvas

34 x 34 in

Action, Superman!, 2017
John Stango

Action, Superman!, 2017

Mixed Media on Canvas

60 x 48 in

Krylon Basquiat, 2017
John Stango

Krylon Basquiat, 2017

Mixed Media on Canvas

42 x 36 in

Boom!, 2017
John Stango

Boom!, 2017

Mixed Media on Canvas

34 x 34 in

Double Ali Flight Poster
John Stango

Double Ali Flight Poster

Mixed Media on Canvas

54 x 74 in

Action, Batman!, 2017
John Stango

Action, Batman!, 2017

Mixed Media on Canvas

60 x 48 in

Vinyl & Veuve, 2017
John Stango

Vinyl & Veuve, 2017

Mixed Media on Canvas

48 x 36 in

Jagger Stone, 2017
John Stango

Jagger Stone, 2017

Mixed Media on Canvas

40 x 42 in

Muhammad Ali Flag, 2017
John Stango

Muhammad Ali Flag, 2017

Mixed Media on Canvas

54 x 36 in

Look Marilyn
John Stango

Look Marilyn

Mixed Media on Canvas

42 x 42 in

Jackie Comes To Life, 2017
John Stango

Jackie Comes To Life, 2017

Mixed Media on Canvas

34 x 34 in

Outer Side Jay Z, 2017
John Stango

Outer Side Jay Z, 2017

Mixed Media on Canvas

42 x 60 in

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