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“Pep Art” Pioneer David Willardson and Marshall Swerman at Rebecca Molayem

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA.- The Rebecca Molayem Gallery in West Hollywood will be opening a solo exhibit on February 13, 2010 from 6-10 PM of the newest work from “Pep Art” pioneer David Willardson in collaboration with digital impressionist and photographer, Marshall Swerman. Willardson and Swerman’s “IKONXART Series” renders American and International superstars like Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, Elvis Presley, And Warhol, Audrey Hepburn, Amelia Earhart, the Beatles, Muhammad Ali and others. All are represented in larger-than-life scale that reflects their influence on global pop culture and history. Willardson’s use of rich texture, bold colors, and accentuated movement working with Swerman’s creative digital manipulations offer a unique perspective on the scope and meaning of fame and power. The impetus for the “IKONXART Series” came after a serendipitous meeting between Da