The unique, often irreverent, mixed media art results in hilarious satire by juxtaposing pop culture, art history, religion, politics and more. The artwork is thought provoking and best described as: witty, inspired, perceptive, creative, original, blasphemous, sarcastic, wacky, nostalgic, amusing, unconventional, wild, imaginative and downright ingenious. Long before Banksy, before "street art," before anyone began juxtaposing satirical images...De La Nuez's work was out there hanging in thousands of homes.
Nelson De La Nuez has been described as a "beautifully demented creative genius" and "a modern icon."
The site celebrates the freedom of speech in the visual arts through humor. On this site, nothing is held back and nothing is sacred, yet no one person or group is targeted. He is laughing at himself at us all.
We are lucky to live in a country that allows freedom of expression (at least so far) and that includes religion and politics. Everyone has the equal right to express themselves.
You will never look at fine art the same way again...
Nelson De La Nuez:
As one of the world's most collected, significant pop artists today, Nelson De La Nuez is a born iconoclast. 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 considered timeless.
He began in the early 1980's and became recognized for his original, iconic pop culture pieces that included Monopoly, board games, pin ups, Chanel, nostalgia and pop references to living the good life. He 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,” "America's Next Top Model" mansion interior design, HGTV, "Extreme Homes," an endlesss 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, “Ditching Dorothy,” was forever immortalized on a limited edition sheet of US postage stamps. His work sells out consistently at such prestigious shows as Art Basel Miami, Art Hamptons, Art Southampton, Art Aspen, and worldwide at his galleries. The art values continue to increase. You will see his work hanging in the permanent, private collection at the prestigious VIP Delta One lounge and Delta SkyClub at LAX and JFK.
He works closely with very specific charities close to his heart and has raised significant amounts of money for them, as well as lending his appearance walking red carpets each year at the events.
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