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Fashion Illustrator, Photographer Antonio Lopez Featured in Exhibition, Upcoming Documentary

More than 30 years after his death, the many talents of Antonio Lopez are being reexamined.
As established as Lopez was as a fashion illustrator through his work in Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Ellen and Interview, his photography has not been so widely recognized. The first exhibition to focus on his photography will make its debut Thursday night at the Danziger Gallery in Manhattan. Expected opening-night party guests like Pat Cleveland, Patti D’Arbanville and Grace Coddington will find Instamatic versions of their younger selves on the walls. There are also seldom-seen shots of Jerry Hall, Jessica Lange, Charles James, Grace Jones, Karl Lagerfeld and others on display in the Rivington Street space. This fall, James Crump’s documentary “Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex, Fashion and Disco” will premiere and a Lopez exhibition is being considered for Maison Chloé in Paris next year.
After seeing shots of a 17-year-old Jerry Hall standing beneath an Exxon sign and another of her striding beneath a McDonald’s sign, Danziger was intrigued by the Ed-Ruscha-meets-fashion-photography nature of Lopez’s photos. He tracked down Paul Caranicas, who oversees Lopez’s archives, through a mutual friend in Bellport who was part of Andy Warhol’s crowd. Once connected, Danziger reviewed at least 1,000 of Lopez’s

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