The Martin Lawrence Galleries South Coast is having an exhibition on artworks by Erté, the Father of Art Deco.
Erté—Romain de Tirtoff – was born in Russia in 1892, worked as an art designer, and passed away in 1990. Erté’s designs influenced theatre, film, fashion, and an art movement known as, “Art Deco.” In 1912, Erté moved to Paris where his talent was recognized by the city’s most established couturiers. In 1915, he began designing the cover of Harpers Bazar for the next 22 years. Erté created original costume and fashion designs for renowned screen actresses including Joan Crawford, Lillian Gish, and Marion Davies. He designed stage productions at venues such as New York’s Radio City Music Hall, the Casino de Paris, and the Folies-Bergère. At the age of 75, Erté gave rebirth to Art Deco with recreations of his former designs in bronze and serigraphy. His works are in international permanent collections such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Smithsonian Institution, and Victoria & Albert Museum.
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There is free parking located at the garage entrances of either South Coast Drive or Sunflower Avenue that intersects Bear Street.
The gallery's holiday hours of operations are:
Sunday, December 11 from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Monday, December 12 from 10:00 AM- 8:00 PM
Tuesday, December 13 from 10:00 AM- 8:00 PM
Wednesday, December 14 from 10:00 AM- 8:00 PM
Thursday, December 15 from 10:00 AM- 8:00 PM
Friday, December 16 from 10:00 AM- 8:00 PM
Saturday, December 17 from 9:00 AM- 10:00 PM
Sunday, December 18 from 9:00 AM- 10:00 PM
Monday, December 19 from 9:00 AM- 10:00 PM
Tuesday, December 20 from 9:00 AM- 10:00 PM
Wednesday, December 21 from 8:00 AM- 10:00 PM
Thursday, December 22 from 8:00 AM- 10:00 PM
Friday, December 23 from 8:00 AM- 10:00 PM
Saturday, December 24 from 8:00 AM- 6:00 PM
Sunday, December 25 CLOSED
Monday, December 26 from 8:00 AM- 10:00 PM
Tuesday, December 27 from 10:00 AM- 9:00 PM
Wednesday, December 28 from 10:00 AM- 9:00 PM
Thursday, December 29 from 10:00 AM- 9:00 PM
Friday, December 30 from 10:00 AM- 9:00 PM
Saturday, December 31 from 10:00 AM- 6:00 PM
Image: Erté, Nocturne, hand-signed serigraph, 28 x 19 inches.