Martin Lawrence Galleries Invites You to Meet Master Pop Illusionist, Philippe Bertho

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Renowned artist, Philippe Bertho, who hails from Brittany, France, will visit Martin Lawrence Galleries for a series of one man shows. Exhibitions will feature his latest "Kitch" paintings that touch on the Pop Art subject of paying tribute to mass produced objects as well as other rare originals and hand-signed limited edition serigraphs.

Philippe Bertho, Kitch Experience #9, Acrylic on Canvas, 27.6" x 27.6"

We are delighted to once again offer Phillipe's many collectors the opportunity to visit with him

Greenwich, CT – 21st century pop master, Philippe Bertho, will embark on his 3rd U.S. grand tour, the "Kitch Tour" in October, 2010. He will have one man shows at each of the 11 Martin Lawrence Galleries continental locations.

Thursday, October 7th     Newport Beach, CA            4-7 pm
Friday, October 8th    La Jolla, CA                7-9 pm
Saturday, October 9th    Geary Street, San Francisco        2-4 pm
        Beach Street, San Francisco                         7-9 pm
Sunday, October 10th    Universal CityWalk, Los Angeles        2-4 pm
Friday, October 15th    Dallas Galleria, Dallas, TX                             6-8 pm
Saturday, October 16th    Oak Brook, IL            7-9 pm
Sunday, October 17th    New Orleans, LA            2-4 pm
Thursday, October 21    New York City (Soho)            7-9 pm
Friday, October 22nd    Boston, MA                7-9 pm

Bertho's shows will introduce his latest “Kitch” series of paintings that touch on the Pop art subject of paying tribute to mass produced objects. Other rare fascinating original works and hand-signed limited edition serigraphs on canvas will also be available. "We are delighted to once again offer Phillipe's many collectors the opportunity to visit with him", commented Eric Dannemann, President of Martin Lawrence Galleries. "Those who have already had the opportunity to preview these new images recognize them as must-haves for any serious 20th Century Art collection" The grand tour will also feature the recently published 135 page full color art book, Philippe Bertho, In the Mind’s Eye, featuring over 100 of his latest paintings and graphics.

A master of the trompe l’oeil style of painting, Philippe Bertho is known for his fresh variations on the theme of modern man’s daily interaction with life. Influenced by a number of important modern masters, Bertho’s paintings feature in exaggerated predicaments that mimic the complexities of modern life. His inclusion of recurring poses and props such as bubbles, circles and inner tubes is a contemporary blend of Pop Art.

Bertho, who hails from the historic and beautiful Brittany region of France, is excited to be returning to the United States where he enjoys spending time with collectors and visiting the exciting cities in which the Martin Lawrence Galleries are based.    

Founded in 1975, Martin Lawrence Galleries are distinguished in their commitment to offering the very best in fine quality artwork by Picasso, Chagall, Rembrandt, Warhol, Haring, Erte, Liudmila Kondakova, Robert Deyber, Philippe Bertho, Kerry Hallam and many others. They have loaned nearly 250 artworks to over 30 museums around the world, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museu Picasso in Barcelona and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. In December of 2010, Martin Lawrence Galleries will open their 12th location, a 27,000 square foot mega-gallery in Caesar’s Forum Shops, Las Vegas.

For detailed information on venues, dates and show times for the Philippe Bertho “Kitch” tour, his original paintings and limited edition graphics or the new Martin Lawrence Gallery at Caesar’s Forum Shops, please contact Maria Saraceno-Ward at 800-877-2250 ext 248. Or, visit http://martinlawrence.com
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Contact: Maria Saraceno Ward
203-869-9500, ext 248
mward(at)chalk-vermilion(dot)com

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