July 05, 2014 - September 06, 2014

Opening: July 04, 2014, 7-9pm


Loock Galerie is pleased to open the group show Celebrities on Friday, July 4, 2014. –€˜Displaying’ or –€˜flaunting’ famous people was fostered above all by the influence and growing relevance of the media. In art history, it was mainly Pop Art with Andy Warhol that advanced this obsession or cult. Photography in its entire range, from portrait and paparazzi photography to journalistic photography, played an important role here. Seven artists present their individual interpretation of this theme – in the media painting, drawing, watercolour, and photography.

In these different modes of expression, celebrities from the worlds of culture, politics, and the world of comics. If somebody is repeatedly visually represented in the media, he or she gains celebrity status in his/her own social context, and if that is reproduced over generations, s/he can become a cult figure.


The show includes works by Sibylle Bergemann, Ivan Grubanov, Anton Henning, York der Knöfel, Dieter Mammel, and Maurice Weiss.