Antonio Lopez: A Photo Cocktail Party at El Museum Del Barrio

New York – El Museo del Barrio is proud to present Antonio Lopez: A Photo Cocktail Party, a three-day installation that will pay homage to the 1979 A Photo Cocktail Party that the late Puerto Rican fashion illustrator Antonio Lopez (currently the subject of a solo exhibition at El Museo), and his creative collaborator Juan Ramos, hosted at New York City’s Robert Freidus Gallery.


In the spirit of the artistic “happening”, Lopez and Ramos invited partygoers to pose for a large-format Polaroid camera and installed the images directly on the gallery walls to document the ephemeral party experience.


El Museo del Barrio invites guests to recreate this celebration in tribute to the renowned Puerto Rican fashion illustrator who bridged New York City subculture and style with a broader high-fashion audience though his prolific three-decade career. The opening reception of Antonio Lopez: A Photo Cocktail Party will recreate this artistic exercise, capturing a new audience at the intersection of art, fashion and nightlife. The days following, visitors will be able to visit the space and enjoy the installation.


Antonio Lopez: Photo Cocktail Party coincides with the exhibition, ANTONIO LOPEZ: Future Funk Fashion, on view at El Museo del Barrio, New York’s leading Latino cultural institution, through November 26, 2016.


Opening reception: Sept. 9, 6-8pm | Installation on view Sept. 10 & 11, 12pm – 6pm

Start Date

September 10, 2016

End Date

September 11, 2016


12:00 PM - 06:00 PM


Prince St. Project Space, programming administered by the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, 127-B Prince Street New York, NY 10012

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El Museo Del Barrio  //  Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art

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