Special Exhibition by Acclaimed Artist Burton Morris Beginning in August

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Combining culinary style with artistic flair, Mark’s Restaurant on La Cienega is pleased to present a special exhibition of select works by famed pop artist Burton Morris from August to October of 2006.

Building on the legacy of Pop Art masters of the 1960s-70s, Burton Morris presents his personal world of popular American icons that put a delightful spin on everyday objects and motifs. In his post-Pop style, Morris boldly projects an enticing mood of happiness, high energy and fun, with roots firmly planted in fine art.

Morris’ forbears were icons Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Tom Wesselmann and Red Grooms. He also employs some of the shorthand gestures of comic strips and magazines he has loved and emulated since childhood. These classic devices are seen in his simplified forms and action lines indicating movement joined with his rich acrylic colors. Morris imbues his art with his own impeccable style and optimistic frame of mind.

“We’re especially honored to present a special exhibition of some of Burton Morris’ most exciting pieces here at Mark’s,” said Chris Diamond, co-owner of Mark’s Restaurant. “Burton’s bold and colorful style is the perfect compliment to the exciting, flavorful cuisine we offer our patrons.”

It was that style which led to Morris critical acclaim worldwide, along with commercial success, having created specially commissioned pieces for Absolut Vodka, AT&T, Perrier, Microsoft, Sony and H.J. Heinz Corporation. For ten seasons, millions of viewers of the television sitcom FRIENDS have seen his work displayed on the set.

The Burton Morris exhibition at Mark’s Restaurant will continue until Oct. 8, 2006. In addition to livening up an already colorful evening filled with exciting dishes and stunning staff, all works of art are available for purchase. Mark’s Restaurant is located at 861 N. La Cienega Blvd. in West Hollywood. For reservations or more information call 310-652-5252 or visit GO West Hollywood GO WEHO LGBT Entertainment News and Industry

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