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Taglialatella Gallery Presents: "The Art of Friends" by Burton Morris

Taglialatella Galleries is pleased to present The Art of Friends, an exhibition by Burton Morris in association with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, paying tribute to the artist’s creative contributions to the television show that became a pop culture phenomenon.

Since the premiere of Warner Bros. Television’s Friends in September 1994, more than a dozen of Morris’s original pop art paintings and designs were featured on set in the colorful Central Perk coffee shop throughout the series’ ten seasons. Twenty-five years later, the artist has now reimagined iconic images like the steaming Coffee Cup, Statue of Liberty, King Kong and Uncle Sam, which were featured in Friends. Fans worldwide have associated the bold, bright aesthetic of Morris’s artwork with the characters, set and storylines of the beloved series.

The Art of Friends exhibition aims to honor the contributions of Burton Morris’s artwork in more than fifty episodes throughout the long-running series. The Art of Friends offers an immersive experience for both fans of the show and Morris’s artwork, featuring a replica of the iconic Central Perk couch, where visitors can replay their favorite scenes from the hit comedy series. The exhibition will display many of the familiar images hung on the Friends set along with new works inspired by the show itself, including original paintings, prints and multi-dimensional works.

The Art of Friends by Burton Morris will be on view exclusively at Taglialatella Galleries flagship location at 229 10th Avenue, from September 19 through October 16, 2019.

An opening reception will be held Thursday, September 19, 2019 from 7 pm to 9 pm.

For more information on the exhibition or opening reception please contact . . . About Friends Celebrating its 25th anniversary since its debut in 1994, Friends remains one of television’s most beloved series. One of the highest-rated shows on television in its original network run, the series still remains a perennial go-to in syndication and on streaming services, where it continues to be a smash hit worldwide. A favorite among critics and fans alike throughout its 10-season run, Friends not only won the Emmy® for Outstanding Comedy series, but also garnered Emmy® Awards for series stars Jennifer Aniston and Lisa Kudrow. From Warner Bros. Television, Friends follows the lives and loves of a close-knit group of friends living in New York City: siblings Ross (David Schwimmer) and Monica Geller (Courtney Cox), along with friends Chandler Bing (Matthew Perry), Phoebe Buffay (Lisa Kudrow), Joey Tribbiani (Matt LeBlanc) and Rachel Green (Jennifer Aniston). Friends was created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman, who executive produced the series with Kevin Bright through Bright/Kauffman/Crane Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.

About Warner Bros. Consumer Products Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP), a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, extends the Studio’s powerful portfolio of entertainment brands and franchises into the lives of fans around the world. WBCP partners with best-in-class licensees globally on an award-winning range of toys, fashion, home décor, and publishing inspired by franchises and properties such as DC, J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, Looney Tunes and Hanna-Barbera. The division’s successful global themed entertainment business includes groundbreaking experiences such as The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi. With innovative global licensing and merchandising programs, retail initiatives, promotional partnerships and themed experiences, WBCP is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.

FRIENDS and all related characters and elements © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s19)

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