Celebrate 50 Years of the Playboy Bunny
Oil on Linen – 48″ x 48″
©2010 Tara McPherson
Contemporary Artists Interpret the Iconic Playboy Bunny
August 27 – September 12, 2010
Friday, August 27, 2010, 7-10PM
At our new gallery location: 2780 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago
About The Exhibit
Playboy Enterprises in collaboration with The Warhol Museum (Pittsburgh) invited over 20 contemporary and street artists to reinterpret the iconic Playboy Bunny in celebration of the opening of the first Playboy Club in Chicago 50 years ago in 1960. Known at that time for her satin bunny suit, cotton tail and rabbit ears, the Playboy Bunny served cocktails and glamour in equal doses. Many luminaries once worked as Bunnies, including Deborah Harry, Gloria Steinem and Lauren Hutton. For Playboy Redux: Contemporary Artists Interpret the Iconic Playboy Bunny, artists were asked to create a new look for the Bunny, a veritable makeover to create the Bunny of the future. The selected artists have presented a number of new takes on this iconic image, and works ranges range in medium including photography, painting, sculpture, drawing and video.
Playboy Redux was originally shown at The Warhol Museum in March-June, 2010. Rotofugi Gallery is proud to now exhibit and sell these works along with some new additions.
This project is part of Playboy’s year-long 50th Anniversary celebration of the Playboy Cluband Playboy Bunny. The exhibit is curated by Aaron Baker, Ned West and Rotofugi Gallery.
Cel Vinyl Acrylic on Paper – 24″ x 18″
©2010 Tim Biskup
Featuring Josh ‘Shag’ Agle, Jennybird Alcantara, Scott Anderson, Glenn Barr, Gary Baseman, Tim Biskup, R. Black, Ain Cocke, Brian Ewing, Brendan Fernandes, Rod Filbrandt, Jeremy Fish, Mike Giant, Ludovica Gioscia, Ken Keirns, Jeremiah Ketner, Jeremy Kost, Frank Kozik, Travis Lampe, Bob Masse, Tara McPherson, Hiroki Otsuka, Lisa Petrucci, Mark ‘Atomos’ Pilon, Bonni Reid, Isabel Samaras, Seth Scriver, Andrew Schoultz, Steve Seeley, Jeremy Tinder, Michelle Valigura, Saya Woolfalk and O Zhang.
PLAYBOY, BUNNY and Rabbit Head Design are all marks of Playboy, ©2010 Playboy.