Grand Opening Exhibition on Friday, September 13, From 6 to 9 p.m.
Maune Contemporary, helmed by husband-and-wife art collectors Heidi and Ramsey Maune, will celebrate the grand opening of their Miami Circle gallery with an exhibition of renowned American figurative artist Alex Katz’s “Coca-Cola Girl” print collection, including one original oil painting. Inspired by iconic figures from advertising art history, this is the first time Katz’s “Coca-Cola Girl” series has been shown in Atlanta.
“We are thrilled to present such an iconic artist for our opening exhibition,” said Heidi Maune. “Alex Katz’s bold prints thoughtfully complement Atlanta’s historic Coca-Cola brand, making a distinct connection to the city we now call home,” she said.
“Coca-Cola Girl” focuses on two of The Coca-Cola Company’s essential elements: the classic Coca-Cola red and the image of the girl in the red convertible in the 1950s.
“You know, the blonde girl in the red convertible, laughing with unlimited happiness. It’s a romance image,” said Katz.
“Coca-Cola Girl” features nine limited edition, large-scale silkscreen prints drawn by the artist from May through July of 2018. Hand printed in an edition of 60 with 20 artist proofs, they feature 14 to 26 colors and range in size from 40×40 to 36×102 inches.
Each print is signed and numbered in pencil by the artist. The exhibit will also include one original, 72×144-inch oil painting on canvas, “Coca-Cola Girl 25” (2018), acquired directly from the artist and signed on verso. The High Museum exhibited Alex Katz in 2015 and maintains some of Katz’s work in its permanent collection.
The Maune Contemporary exhibition runs from Friday, September 13 to Saturday, November 16. The gallery will also display additional Katz prints from earlier collections. All pieces will be available for purchase.
The gallery occupies a 2,600-square-foot space located on Miami Circle. Following the Alex Katz exhibition, Maune Contemporary will showcase works by abstract artist Ted Collier, from November 15 to December 31, followed by an exhibition of contemporary artist Donald Sultan from February 7 – March 31, 2020.
About Maune Contemporary
Maune Contemporary was founded by longtime art collectors Heidi and Ramsey Maune out of their love for contemporary and modern art. The gallery specializes in limited edition fine art prints and originals by renowned international artists. The gallery is located at 747-A Miami Circle NE, Atlanta, GA 30324. Find more information, you can access the gallery at www.Maune.com.