The First Art Newspaper on the Net    Established in 1996 Wednesday, September 28, 2022


The Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU presents 'Martin Kreloff: A Retrospective'
Installation view.



MIAMI, FLA.- From Dec. 1, 2021 – March 2022, the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, will present a retrospective from pop art artist Martin Kreloff.

“Martin Kreloff: A Retrospective,” will feature Kreloff’s best known pop art-influenced paintings, drawings, and new media works. A long-time Miami resident, he is currently living and working in Las Vegas.

Kreloff, whose work is held by the New York Museum of Modern Art and dozens of other galleries, museums and corporate collections, often built his work around classic art references, bits of whimsy, stars of yesteryear and even sumo wrestlers.

“I’m just thrilled that this is happening. I haven’t lived in Miami for over 30 years and the fact that my time in Miami is still being remembered and honored makes me overjoyed, particularly at the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU which has been a big part of my life—it touches my roots. It’s who I am,” Kreloff said.

Kreloff first sprang onto the American art scene in Miami in 1976, when he captured Miami residents involved in the arts in his first museum solo show, “MIAMI SAYS ART.” Captivating the community, it brought together every facet of the city to celebrate and promote the arts, as well as helped the city understand the role of arts as on the global cultural stage. The opening was attended by more than 2,000 people.

Two years later, he went on to create the hugely successful exhibit “MIAMI WORKS,” with large paintings that featured the people who made Miami function, including the mayor of the city, a popular local anchorwoman, a local policeman, and even a Burger King cashier. Kreloff’s edgy, colorful, pop-art style brought together all aspects of city life.

The exhibit and ensuing publicity catapulted his career and continued Miami’s trending role in the art world. Today, Miami plays host to the most important art show in the U.S. – the annual Art Basel on Miami Beach and Miami Art Week. Predating these annual cultural mega events. both “MIAMI SAYS ART” and “MIAMI WORKS” provided a launching pad to help Miami find its cultural voice.

“Marty’s contributions to the Miami art scene are endless. He’s beloved by many and we are very proud to present a retrospective of his work,” said Susan Gladstone Pasternak, the museum’s executive director.

Born in Brooklyn, Kreloff started painting when he was only 12. He began studying formally at The Brooklyn Museum and continued at the famed Parsons School of Design. At the University of Miami, he garnered both a BFA and MFA.

Kreloff’s eventual move to Los Angeles soon inspired him to capture the essence of Hollywood and the stars of film. Many of his paintings have found their way into the personal collections of some of the most accomplished celebrities of the 20th century, from classic film stars Cary Grant, Joan Crawford, Ann Miller and Esther Williams; to TV star Estelle Getty, composer Stephen Sondheim and clothing designer Gloria Vanderbilt.

With more than 25 solo shows to his credit, Kreloff has been commissioned to create artwork for such corporate clients as Warner Bros., Universal Pictures, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Burger King Corporation, Nielsen/ National Research Group, Intercontinental Banks, Harley-Davidson, Bloomingdale’s, American Civil Liberties Union, The Miami Design Preservation League, The Miami Herald, The San Francisco Chronicle and Veolia Transportation.

The exhibition at JMOF-FIU is sponsored by Merle & Danny Weiss.

“I’ve been friends with Merle and Danny since the 1970’s, they are my dear, dear friends and so few friendships hold that test of time. I am so touched that they are doing this for me and for the community. I can’t say enough good things about them as people."










Today's News

December 1, 2021

Revving Up the Art World Like Never Before

Christie's announces December Design Sales

Andrea Bowers: Her activism animates her art

With $125 million gift, Met Museum jump-starts new modern wing

American Friends of The National Gallery of Denmark raise more than $30.000 for the conservation of Matisse painting

PINTA Miami to be held at new venue during Miami art week

Letter from Catherine the Great shows her support for inoculations

Artsy acquires Greenhouse Auctions and appoints its founder and CEO, Shlomi Rabi, to Artsy's VP of Auctions

Christie's 'A Selection of Fabergé Masterpieces from The Harry Woolf Collection' totals £5,203,250

Izumi Kato joins Stephen Friedman Gallery

Phillips and Poly Auction 20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Hong Kong sales realise US$86 million

Empire State Building lights up to honor Josephine Baker

Niclas Riepshoff's second solo exhibition with 14a opens in Hamburg

Adolfo, Designer Who Dressed Nancy Reagan, Dies at 98

David Gulpilil, famed Aboriginal actor, dies at 68

Under the Radar festival returns, smaller but still funky

Nye & Company announces online Chic and Antique Estate Treasures Auction

The Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU presents 'Martin Kreloff: A Retrospective'

The Holiday Auction, featuring fine and decorative art, Asian, silver & jewelry goes up for bid

Robert Battle on running Ailey: 'This is my choreography now'

The next Blickachsen exhibition will take place in 2023

New publication in Frick's popular Diptych series focuses on Fragonard's Progress of Love

The Most Interesting Art Objects 2021

The coolest bar stools have these popular characteristics

How to See Incognito History on Android Without Them Knowing?




Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 



Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
(1941 - 2019)
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful