Picturing Fame

Date(s) - Friday, February 10, 2023
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale


Toulouse-Lautrec and the Follies of Fame explores how post-impressionist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s posters promoting the denizens of Paris’s demi-monde, not only contributed to the fame of the performers, but made the artist an overnight sensation. Toulouse-Lautrec’s flamboyant style and subjects’s titillating poses are the forerunners of today’s celebrity-driven marketing ploys. Yet through ubiquitous reproductions in books, posters, postcards, movies and more recently on the internet, these images have become so widely exposed that their artistry and originality may have been overshadowed. This exhibition of Toulouse-Lautrec’s original drawings, etchings and posters will provide the public the opportunity to view and study his works in detail and how he continues to shape the current means for picturing fame.

Gallery talks with artist Emilio Martinez and Director and Chief Curator, Bonnie Clearwater.

Free for members | $35 for non-members

2-for-1 wine at the Museum Café

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