I WILL MAKE YOU A STAR – Hunter & Gatti Miami Exhibition
Creative duo Hunter & Gatti will premiere their latest series of works, titled “I Will Make You A star”, at the SLS South Beach Hotel, Florida, coinciding with Art Basel Miami 2014. The inaugural event will be hosted by Hunter & Gatti muse, supermodel Toni Garrn, whose portrait is featured in the exhibition.
The exhibition brings to the public, a selection of Hunter & Gatti’s overpainted celebrity portraits, including Pharrell Williams, Diane Kruger, Bruno Mars and Jamie Dornan, among others. “I Will Make You A Star” is inspired by the neo-expressionism of Jean-Michel Basquiat and explores the limits of popular culture, reflecting it’s ongoing interest in the art world.
Hunter & Gatti pay tribute to the artist’s legacy by merging the celebrity portraits from their catalogue raisonné of fashion campaigns and editorials, which feature iconoclastic members of today’s fashion, cinematographic & music scenes, with Basquiat’s paintings that transcend the limits of the art world and form part of our collective unconsciousness – much like the famous faces in their photographs.