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THE KING OF POP MEETS THE KING OF COOL
March 31, 2009, 2:12 am
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LOOK Gallery announces its inaugural exhibition…THRILLER: THE KING OF POP MEETS THE KING OF COOL: Exploring the Lost Works of Kent Twitchell. Peter Frank – Curator.

THRILLER: THE KING OF POP MEETS THE KING OF COOL

Exploring the Lost Works of Kent Twitchell

Peter Frank – Curator

April 2 to 24, 2009

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(Los Angeles – March 2009) LOOK Gallery is proud to announce its inaugural show, “THRILLER: The King of Pop Meets the King of Cool,” an exhibition of works seen and unseen, small and large, by L.A.’s pre-eminent muralist, Kent Twitchell, April 2 to 24, 2009.

For the first the time ever, Twitchell will publicly show his Michael Jackson mural. Commissioned by the Hollywood Arts Council in a move to symbolize the neighborhood’s cultural renaissance, this 80’ tall mural was originally slated to be shown on the side of the Barker Bros. Building (now the El Capitan Theatre) on Hollywood Blvd. in 1993. This public debut of the work at LOOK Gallery will be accompanied by lightboxes containing photos from Jackson’s original portrait sitting for the mural.

Twitchell will also introduce a full-scale re-creation of his first public work, a portrait of Steve McQueen, originally painted on a house in Hollywood, while Twitchell was still a student. The mural has since been accidentally covered over. Additionally, pencil and pastel studies of many of Twitchell’s most famous works – including the iconic Ed Ruscha and City of Los Angeles Marathon murals – will be on view, and available for purchase.

About LOOK Gallery
LOOK Gallery is a new gallery space located in the L.A. Mart Design Center, at the southern end of downtown Los Angeles. At approximately 3,000 sq. ft., LOOK Gallery is ideally suited to accommodate adventurous and large-scale works of art. Designed by Ann Gray (F.A.I.A.), LOOK Gallery represents an exceptional new art space in the burgeoning Furniture and Decorative District of Los Angeles.

About Jerri Levi, Founder and Director of LOOK Gallery
Gallery Founder and Director Jerri Levi hails from a diverse background in the arts, architecture and design.  She has developed ad campaigns, cross promotions and ultimately – as Advertising and Marketing Director of LA Architect, LA Inside and FORM magazines – corporate sponsorships and cause-marketing programs, including MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art), Project Angel Food, and Habitat for Humanity.  Most recently she has co-produced the highly profiled “Fine Living” showcases in conjunction with the L.A. Mart.

WHAT:
Thriller: The King of Pop Meets the King of Cool
The Undiscovered Works of Kent Twitchell

WHEN:
Opening Reception
April 2, 2009 from 6pm to 9pm

Exhibition Runs – by appointment only
April 2 to 24, 2009

WHERE:
LOOK Gallery
1933 S. Broadway, Suite 111
Los Angeles, CA 90007
213/748-1113
http://www.LookArtists.net

MEDIA CONTACT:
Brent Turner
the Campbells public relations
brent@thecampbellspr.com
323/300-6132

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