Last Saturday, July 14th, 2012,Robert Fontaine Gallery in Wynwood inaugurated “Warhol is Over?,” a collective group exhibition composed of 12 emerging and established artists - half of them local- that explore the after-effect left on the world by U.S. painter, graphic artist, and movie maker Andrew Warhola, one of the world’s major exponents of pop art.
The name of the exhibition comes from one of Fontaine’s artists who did a painting entitled “Warhol is Over,” a byproduct of the famous Yoko Ono & John Lennon Christmas poster “War is Over.”
“We talked about it and we said why don’t we do a show post-Warhol effect about what has come from him, what has he left us with his inspiration,” said the young gallery owner, Robert Fontaine.
“I got a whole bunch of artists together some against him and some reflecting on him,” he said about Warhol, an artist that has a shocking 20% of the world’s contemporary art market.
Two local artists that stood out in the exhibition were Miami-based Jud Nelson with a $13,000 6-inch “Hot Dog Bun,” Carrara Statuario marble sculpture and Miami Beach-based Troy Abbott who did a stamped toilet paper roll installation.