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ABOUT THE ARTIST: Nelson De La Nuez

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As one of the world's most collected, significant pop artists today, Nelson De La Nuez is a born iconoclast with a great American story, having come from Cuba at age 7 with nothing but talent. Using his unique juxtaposition of pop culture and surrealism, blended with America’s rich culture and history,  De La Nuez has created works of art that are now considered timeless.
He became recognizable for his style in the early 1980's for his original use of iconic games such as Monopoly with newspaper backgrounds as well as luxury items utilizing fun, pop bubbles to emphasize in a tongue in cheek manner the luxury lifestyle. He created and set the trend for this style long before any others that were to follow.
De La Nuez took pop art far beyond where its roots began..and made it all his own.

Listed on the “Who’s Who List of the Most Collected Artists of Our Time,” his works are original, bold and outspoken.  The artist is known for his distinctive, trademarked style called “Art on the Edge,” which is creating art on all sides of the canvas and wood.
De La Nuez’s artwork is hanging in some of the most prominent, private collections of movie stars, directors, producers, comedians, corporations and fine art connoisseurs, as well as purchased for auctions by Sotheby's. 
His art has been featured on countless television shows, including, to name a few:  "Fabulous Life of," “The Latest in Billionaire Home Décor,” “Inside Edition,” MTV “Cribs,” HGTV “Designer’s Challenge,” E! “Celebrity Favorites," “TMZ: Michael Jackson’s Final Art Purchase,” HGTV, "Extreme Homes," "Rich Kids of Instagram," an endless variety of Bravo tv shows and many more..
 
He was the official 70th Anniversary artist for the Wizard of Oz film and created original artwork for the celebration of the iconic movie, one of which was forever immortalized on a limited edition sheet of US postage stamps.  His work sells out consistently at prestigious shows such as Art Basel Miami, Art Aspen, Art Southampton and Hong Kong Art Fair and worldwide at his galleries. The art values continue to increase.

You will see his work hanging in the many corporate collections, including the permanent, private collections at the prestigious VIP Delta One lounge and Delta SkyClub at LAX and JFK and in the personal collection at ShoeDazzle headquarters owned by Brian Lee, Kim Kardashian and Robert Shapiro.
His latest partnership is with the prestigious Swiss watchmaker Corum; De La Nuez has created his own collections of the iconic Corum Bubble watch collection. See more under: "Press"

He works closely with carefully chosen charities close to his heart and has raised significant amounts of money for them, as well as lending his appearance each year at the events. He especially loves to help animals and the charities he is most passionate about relate to them because they are the "voiceless ones," he explains.

The Nelson De La Nuez "King of Pop Art®" designer brands are composed of many collections that have merged art, fashion, home decor and design. His brands of clothing, luggage and home decor have sold out in the most prestigious of stores (Neiman Marcus, Sak's, Lord & Taylor and more...)
His other websites with varying products can be found at:
nelsondelanuez.com and theMOHA.com (humor art)

CV / Selected Exhibitions

2018    Baselworld, Basel, Switzerland
            Hong Kong Art Basel, Hong Kong
            Art Market San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
            LA Modern & Contemporary Art Show, LA CA
            Pop, Bang; De La Nuez, DTR Modern Palm Beach, FL

2017   Corum Bubble Watch; De La Nuez Bubble Collection, Launch During
           Miami Art Basel, 
Miami Beach, FL
           Miami Beach Art Basel, Miami Beach, FL
           Made in America Solo Show,
Caesar's Palace, SKYE Art Gallery, Las Vegas
           Pop Masters  DTR Gallery Boston, MA
           The King of Pop Art: The De La Nuez Collections, Gallery 1949, Aspen, CO
           Ritz Carlton Georgetown, Washington D.C., Lobby & sitting areas 
           Hong Kong Art Basel, Hong Kong
           Big Red Dots De La Nuez, Saatchi Gallery
           De La Pop Luxe Collection,  Ritz Carlton, Cancun
           Art Palm Beach, Palm Beach, FL
           Backstage at the Geffen Exclusive VIP Gala Featuring Nelson De La Nuez 
           Pop Art- Honoring Mel Brooks & Quincy Jones, Westwood, CA
           Sotheby's Auction House
           Art Boca, Boca Raton FL
           De La Nuez Icons, Pop and HBO, Blink Digital Studios/HBO, Burbank
           LA Art Show, Los Angeles CA

2016   De La Nuez Pop Icons, Caesar’s Palace, SKYE Art Gallery, 
           Las Vegas, NV
           Miami Beach Art Basel, Miami Beach, FL
           Pop Classics, Galerie Fluegel-Roncak, Nuremberg, Germany
           Art Hamptons, International Fine Art Fair, Bridgehampton, NY
           Palm Beach Pop, DTR Gallery, Worth Ave, Palm Beach FL
           Celebrating The King of Pop Art® & his Collections, Permanent Installation
           At Bagatelle Club / Restaurant, The One Group/STK; Sponsored by Moet
           Champagne and Toast vodka (VIP invite only)
           Art of Fashion Neiman Marcus, Artist Special Appearance/autographs;
           Solo installation of paintings in Designer Shoe Dept, Los Angeles
           Sponsored by 805 Magazine and Moet champagne
           SCOPE Art Show, New York
2015    Delta One VIP Lounge: Permanent Private Collection, LAX, NY
            Art Fair Singapore, Singapore
           The Art of Pop and Comics, Coral Springs Museum of Art, Florida
           De La Nuez Uncensored Bagatelle Club/Restaurant, The One Group
           Miami Beach Art Basel: Red Dot, Miami Beach, FL
           Wizard of Oz originals by Nelson De La Nuez, Miami Children's Museum
           Backstage at the Geffen Exclusive VIP Gala Featuring Nelson De La Nuez 
           Pop Art- Honoring Sir Elton John and George Lucas, Westwood, CA
           Art Southampton International Contemporary Art Fair, Southampton, NY
           Pop Iconoclast: Nelson De La Nuez, SMoCA,
           Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art Scottsdale, AZ 
           Houston Fine Art Fair, Bruce Lurie Gallery, Houston, TX
           Toronto Love Art Fine Art Fair, Toronto, Canada
           Art Wynwood International Contemporary Art Fair, Miami, FL

2014-earlier
            Nelson De La Nuez Oz Collections, NY Plaza Hotel, NY Fashion Week, NY
            Backstage at the Geffen Exclusive VIP Gala Featuring Nelson De La Nuez 
            Pop Art- Honoring  Steve Martin & Walt Disney Chairman Alan Horn,
            Westwood, CA

            Miami Beach Art Basel, Miami Beach, FL
            Pop Americana, Cartoon Network Studios, Burbank, CA
            De La Nuez Pop Art Originals, Shows & Auctions, Princess Galleries,
            Europe, U.K. Australia, Caribbean, U.S.
            Inspirations of Oz/ De La Nuez Originals, Fashion Institute of Design &
            Merchandising-Museums & Galleries, Los Angeles, CA   

            Inspirations of Oz Tavern on the Green, Emerald Gala/Auction, NY

SELECTED ARTICLES / PUBLICATIONS  (Currently editing/adding...)

2018      Michael Weare, Luxury Watchuseek, "Corum Bubble Meets the King of
              Pop Art"
              Charlotte Anfray, Paris Match Magazine, Paris France, Weekly 
             The Watch Quote, "Corum & The King of Pop Art; Between Pop Art and
             Pop Horlogerie"
             World Tempus, "Corum gives free reign to the Pop Art American artist to
             create a Bubble collection reflecting his own style."


2017     Aspen Magazine, 
Cover Art, Feature, Modern Luxury Publications
             Aspen Gallery Guide, Modern Luxury  Publications
             Collections Magazine, Toronto, Harvey Kalles
             Aspen Peak, Feature, Modern Luxury Publications
             Aspen Insider's Guide 2017, Modern Luxury Publications
             David Jenison, Prohbtd Culture, Nelson De La Nuez Interview: "Nelson
             De La Nuez Talks Cannabis, Vodka & Xanax Cocktails"
             Aspen Sojourner Magazine, Nancy Mayer Publisher

2016     Forrest Cardamenis, Luxury Daily, "Young Affluence and Prolific Artist
             Generate Boom in Aspen"
             Aspen Gallery Guide, Holiday/Winter, Modern Luxury  Publications
             Palm Beach Guide, Cover and Feature 
             Eliza Krpoyan, New York Observer "Michael Jackson's Favorite Artist     
             Pops Moet for his Birthday at Bagatelle" 
             Gina Samarotto, Private Air Luxury Homes Magazines, "It Starts with
             a Thought; the Art Of Nelson De La Nuez"
             Hollywood Reporter, "Art on the Edge"

 2015   Gina Samarotto, Private Air Luxury Homes Magazines, "The King of Pop
             Art"
             YRB Magazine, "Art Clash; Interview with Nelson De La Nuez" 

2014-2011 Gretchen Meier, L.A. Times, "A New King of Pop Art"

NOTABLE COLLECTIONS 

Delta One VIP Lounge: Permanent Private Collection, LAX, NY; Delta One & Sky Club Lounges: Purchased for their Permanent Private Collection,
Los Angeles, LAX, New York, JFK

Shoedazzle/ Just Fab Headquarters Corporate Private Collection; (Kim Kardashian, Robert Shapiro, Brian Lee) CA; El Segundo, CA 
Ritz Carlton Cancun, Private Collection & Books at resort
The Sarah Jessica Parker Collection, New York
The Diane Warren Collection, Los Angeles, CA
The Michael Jackson Collection, Los Angeles, CA
E! Entertainment (Creator of) corporate Private Collection
Rick & Kathy Hilton Private Collection
Paris Hilton Private Collection
Howie Mandell Private Collection
Howard Stern Private Collection
Burt Reynolds Private Collection
Rob Lowe Private Collection
Carrie Fisher Private Collection
Pam Dawber Private Collection
Jay Leno Private Collection
Ellen Brown, Director of "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," Private Collection
Nick Swardson Private Collection
Britney Spears Private Collection
Kaley Cuoco Private Collection
Seth McFarlane Private Collection
Ron & Stephanie Fair Private Collection 
David Copperfield Private Collection
Billy Bob Thornton Private Collection
Monte & Angelina Lipman Private Collection (CEO of Republic Records/Universal Music Group)



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