Let see-trough Antonio Lopez’s eye.
“Visionary Writing – Drawings, Films, and Photographs” exhibition, curated by Anne Morin, explores the diversity of the celebrated New York artist Antonio Lopez (1943-1987). Developed into thematic sections, the exhibition focuses on Lopez’s use of fashion, illustration, and Super 8 films as a pioneering visual vocabulary, and his diaries and drawings that document his ardent creative process.
Lopez went to illustrate fashions for Women’s Wear Daily and The New York Times and eventually became a free-lance artist for many of the top fashion publications, including Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, and Andy Warhol’s Interview.
He is known to have ‘discovered’ or formed lasting friendships with women like Pat Cleveland, Tina Chow, Jerry Hall, Grace Jones, and Jessica Lange. He collaborated with the noted designer Charles James, creating an illustrated inventory of Charles’ fashion designs (now in the collection of the Chicago History Museum).
With his friend and business partner, Juan Ramos, moved to Paris, where they worked with Karl Lagerfeld, Yves Saint Laurent, and many other designers.