SoHo Contemporary Art Celebrates Burton Morris’ Coke 100
Thru December 31st
A favorite artist of celebrities like Kanye West, as well as major institutions like FIFA, Major League Baseball, and the United Nations, Burton Morris is a singular voice in contemporary art. If you don’t know his name, you certainly know his overtly “pop” artwork, having graced the 2004 Academy Awards, the set of 1990s sitcom Friends, the World Cup, and the upcoming 2016 US Open Golf Tournament. To see his work in person – just a half-mile from our hotel – head to SoHo Contemporary Art for Morris’ Coke 100 art exhibit, now through December 31st.
A Tip of the Hat to Andy Warhol
As evident by his style, Morris’ work is heavily inspired by Andy Warhol. In fact, both men hail from Pittsburgh, and their shared sensibilities are on full display in Coke 100. Whether you’re an avid art lover or an everyday gallery browser, you’re probably familiar with Warhol’s famous painting series of 100 Campbell’s Soup Boxes, which debuted 30 years ago in 1986. It’s this collection that motivated Morris to create Coke 100 – a similar series of 100 unique depictions of Coca Cola’s iconic 6.5-ounce bottle, in celebration of its centennial. Each piece in the series explores the relationship of the brand’s color scheme (red, black, white, and silver) and the shape of the bottle in a different way, employing spray paint, stencils, screen-printing, and acrylics.
About Burton Morris & SoHo Contemporary Art
One of the gallery’s featured artists, other onsite works by Morris include “pop” depictions of favorite subjects like Superman, Charlie Chaplin, American candies, and NYC imagery. SoHo Contemporary Art also houses work by such masters as Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Bambi, and Takashi Murakami.