Known simply as ‘Antonio’, Lopez was a fashion illustrator who worked for publications such as Vogue, Interview Magazine, Harpers Bazaar and The New York Times. He is known in part for his ‘Girls’, models such as Jerry Hall, Grace Jones, Jessica Lang and Pat Cleveland.
“As the recent film Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex Fashion & Disco (2017) so sumptuously illustrated, Lopez was central to the development of 1970s style and fashion. He was the ultimate influencer,” says the gallery’s Connie Gray. “We look forward to showcasing the very best of his work in 2019.”
The estate has been passed on from a dealer in Munich who is retiring.
The gallery has also been appointed to the advisory board of the Frances Neady collection at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York.
“Collectors and museum curators are increasingly turning to these rare and stunning works on paper that dominated magazines and newspapers reporting of fashion for generations,” says the gallery’s Ashley Gray, Connie’s husband. “We are particularly honoured that our work in exhibiting and celebrating this important school of art is receiving international recognition."