Off the Wall Gallery in the Houston Galleria will offer for sale the works of world-famous pop artists Charles Fazzino and Michael Godard from Feb. 12- 21. An uncrating event and preview will be held Friday, Feb. 12 from 6 to 8 pm.
Public openings and opportunity to meet the artists will take place on Saturday, Feb. 20 from 6 to 8 pm and the next day from 1 to 3 pm. Fazzino and Godard will offer a personal dedication to each collector. Nearly 100 pieces will be on view and available for purchase from the artists only for the above stated period.
Charles Fazzino is one of the most popular and highly-collected pop artists of all time. During his more-than-thirty years as a pop artist, he has inserted his unique, detailed, vibrant, and three-dimensional style of artwork into the very fabric of popular culture. Fazzino’s artworks are exhibited in more than 20 countries and 600 fine pop art galleries. He has received many private and important commissions and has been selected as the official artist for festivals and events all over the world, including eight Super Bowls, the Grammy Awards, Country Music Awards, Daytime Emmy Awards and the Beijing Olympic Games.
Charles is often referred to as a pop culture historian because of the breadth of his work and the way it touches his collectors and captures the best parts of their contemporary lives. His legacy will mark him as part of the next generation of famous pop artists as he follows the paths originally forged by pop art pioneers like Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Red Grooms and Robert Rauschenberg.
Fazzino’s 3-D pop artwork can be found in the private collections of Rosie O’Donnell, Michael Eisner, Hillary Clinton, Presidents Bill Clinton and George Bush, Paul McCartney, Michael Jackson, Phil Collins, Roger Clemens, Michael Jordan, Julia Roberts and many other internationally renowned figures and corporations.
As the creator of limited edition fine art silkscreen serigraphs, Fazzino is best known for his obsession for bright colors and wonderful detail, the frenetic energy that infuses his artwork, and a unique hand assembled 3-D layering technique that brings his images to life. Viewers of Fazzino’s artwork are pulled, voluntarily or not, into the bright and often whimsical scenes, where they fully experience the hustle and bustle of the world around them.
A graduate of the New York School of Visual Arts, Charles Fazzino’s popularity as a pop art artist has soared over the course of his thirty-year-career. He appears at more than 30 one-man art exhibitions and shows annually, treating thousands of fans to his one-of-a-kind signature drawings. In the midst of all the ambitious travels, charity promotional events, and media appearances, Fazzino finds the time to create twenty to thirty new editions of art each year.
Michael Godard, known as the “Rock Star of the Art World,” is currently the #1 best-selling artist in the United States. Since childhood, Godard has had paint flowing thru his veins. He attended the University of Nevada in Las Vegas for Fine Arts and later attended The Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.
Godard has been featured on television in HBO’s Cat House, A&E’s Criss Angel’s Mind Freak, American Casino, Inked and a myriad of other media outlets. A documentary on Godard’s life was featured at independent film festivals, winning numerous awards. His Book, Don’t Drink and Draw, The Art and Life of Michael Godard, was awarded Art Book of the Year.
Godard’s work is widely collected by movie stars, rock stars and private collectors, from young to old and from all walks of life. Godard’s imaginative art is seen by millions of people each month on cruise lines, in stores, galleries, hotels and magazines, on countless merchandising kiosks and even on television. His paintings also adorn the walls in the officer’s lounge at the Pentagon in Washington, DC.
Godard’s world of art invites us into his lighthearted perspective of life that surrounds us, mirroring our lives through martinis with animated olives, drunken grapes and dancing strawberries. Images include his own vices of gambling and the good life. Godard’s unique portrayal of fun is an exciting combination of imagination and subtle humor, which evoke and engage the creative side in “Olive” us. His playful, irreverent and animated subjects have taken the conservative art world and turned it on its heel, redefining art as we know it…with a punch line. Today Michael Godard is considered one of the most prolific and influential artists of our time.