Jerry Hall. 1975 Two 3.25 x 4.5 inch unique vintage Kodak prints
Jerry Hall. 1975 Two 3.25 x 4.5 inch unique vintage Kodak prints 

Antonio Lopez

08/03/2018 - 28/04/2018

95 Rivington Street 
10002 New York   

Danziger Gallery announces the representation of the photographic estate of Antonio Lopez. The foremost fashion illustrator of the 1970s and 80s,  Antonio (as he signed his work) was and remains one of the most highly regarded and influential figures in the fashion world.  While not initially known as a photographer, Antonio was rarely without his favorite Instamatic camera, and as his career progressed he turned increasingly to photography to create fashion stories, portraits, and elaborate mise-en-scènes.

Featuring a selection of the unique Instamatic prints (processed by Kodak) from the 1970s that were his form, these unique and original works are presented in the grids and pairs that Antonio liked to assemble.

A serial Svengali, as the writer Karin Nelson noted: “Lopez brilliantly transformed the women in his world. Under his tutelage, Jerry Hall, a long tall Texan he met at Paris’s Club Sept, evolved into a golden goddess.  He put Jessica Lange in gold lamé evening dresses after discovering her in Paris studying mime, and gave aspiring model Tina Lutz her start (and an introduction to future husband Michael Chow); and, by spotlighting Pat Cleveland, a mixed-race model with a theatrical streak, he helped break down the color barrier in high fashion.”  Other favorite subjects were the young Grace Coddington, Grace Jones, and Paloma Picasso.

Antonio died in Los Angeles 1987. He was forty four years old.