31 Mar — 5 Apr 2014 at Cynthia Corbett Gallery in London
On 31 March, The Cynthia Corbett Gallery launches the first solo UK show of originals and limited editions by Deborah Azzopardi. World-renowned for the distinctive pop-art images she has been producing for the past 25 years, Azzopardi will present over 20 works in the exhibition, each one a flirtatious, fantastical depiction of a carefree glamorous life.
Thanks to the popularity of her published images in the global marketplace, Azzopardi’s work is familiar to millions of people internationally, such recognition similar to that enjoyed by the Chinese Girl in the 50s and 60s by Vladimir Trechikoff. Published by Rosenstiel's, her images appear in IKEA internationally and many diverse retailers in over 50 countries throughout the world. Her originals are now sought-after by serious international collectors and sell for tens of thousands of pounds. Early works have been sold through Bonhams and Christie’s.
Azzopardi’s distinctive, colourful, cartoon-like scenes reference her early career as an artist for Disney, an experience that she credits with developing her skill, craft and precision. Her voyeuristic images starring a host of glamorous women embrace the comedy of turbulent relationships, seductions, fantasies.