MARTIN LAWRENCE GALLERIES AT THE FORUM SHOPS AT CAESARS
CELEBRATES FREDERICK HART, LEGENDARY AMERICAN SCULPTOR
ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13TH FROM 3PM -5PM
Exhibition to Feature Iconic Works Such as
Three Soldiers and Born of Light
Martin Lawrence Galleries is honored to be bringing a special exhibition from world-renowned American sculptor Frederick Hart to their impressive, 26,000 square foot flagship location inside The Forum Shops at Caesars on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. This collaboration with the estate of Frederick Hart gives visitors the unique opportunity to view the artist’s Washington National Cathedral Collection in bronze, in addition to innovative clear acrylic resin sculptures that were the first of their kind.
“Frederick Hart succeeded in enhancing and adding to the visual splendor and artistic resonance of our nation’s capital, an open air museum for the country and the world,” states Stacie Goulet, Gallery Director of Martin Lawrence. “Few artists can claim such an indelible legacy. We are thrilled to share Hart with visitors to our Las Vegas gallery,” she adds.
Frederick Hart is known for his realistic interpretation of the human body and his uncanny ability to portray raw human emotion in sculpture. Born in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1943, Hart learned the art of sculpture from an apprenticeship under a master stone carver. His unique perspective and intricate designs quickly brought him to the forefront of the American art scene, and several of his works have become some of this nation’s most beloved monuments. Frederick Hart is best known for his bronze sculpture “The Three Soldiers” at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C., and for “The Creation Sculptures”, which decorate the west façade of the Washington National Cathedral. In 2004 he was posthumously awarded a National Medal of Arts, the most prestigious award given to artists by the U.S. Government.
This special exhibition will feature the artist’s most celebrated works. In addition to Hart’s famous bronze sculptures, Martin Lawrence Galleries will be showing a number of the artist’s clear acrylic resin sculptures. As the first artist to master the acrylic resin medium, Frederick Hart’s sculptures emphasize the relationship between light and form in a revolutionary way. Patrons will have the opportunity to purchase one of the artist’s most famous acrylic resin sculptures, “Born of Light”, at a special price.
Visitors to the gallery will also have the opportunity to view one of the most recognizable sculptures in the world: Auguste Rodin’s “The Thinker”. Commissioned in 1880, the piece was created as part of “The Gates of Hell”, a series of sculptures based on Dante’s “Divine Comedy”. Original casts of “The Thinker” are located in some of the most prestigious museums in the world, including the Musée Rodin in Paris and the California Palace of the Legion of Honor. Using the original lost-wax casting method employed by Rodin, the Sayegh Gallery in Paris has created a limited edition of 25 statues from a plaster cast. Martin Lawrence Galleries is in possession of one of the very few casts and is offering collectors the rare opportunity to acquire the masterpiece.
Martin Lawrence Galleries is located by the Atlantis Fountain Show and Aquarium in The Forum Shops. Hours are 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. – midnight on weekends. For more information, contact 702-991-5990.
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Martin Lawrence Galleries has been in business for over 35 years, and now runs galleries in prime locations around the country such as Soho in New York City, Newbury Street in Boston, Royal Street in New Orleans, Oak Brook Center, Oak Brook, IL, Dallas Galleria, Dallas, TX, Geary and Beach Streets in San Francisco, Fashion Island in Newport Beach, CA, Prospect Street in La Jolla and Front Street in Maui.
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The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace
3500 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89109