This exhibit explored portraits in all mediums and styles. As you can see Allans work is very much shaped by pop culture. His use of popular icons and current events is quite evident in his older works. This exhibit ran from February to March in 1988.

This exhibit was quite successful inside the spacious Installations one gallery.

Idol

1987, Mixed media on board

24 x 36

Private collection

Purple man

1988, Acrylic on canvas

16 x 20

Paisley Portrait of Vahe

1987, Mixed media on foam core

24 x 36

Pale face

1988, Acrylic on canvas

16 x 20

Private collection

Yellow purple sun

1988, Acrylic on canvas

40 x 48

Private collection

Shades

1987, Mixed media on board

24 x 36

Private collection

Stone face

1988, Acrylic on canvas

18 x 24

Private collection

Silhouette

1988, Acrylic on canvas

16 x 20

As you can see Allan took liberty with several unconventional styles for his portraits. He sold five pieces of work as a result of this show. George Bush won the presidential election in this year, and the Iran and Iraq war ends after eight years. The biggest leveraged buyout ever, happens with Nabisco during the 80's craze of mergers and acquisitions and the art world exploded. Allan's influences at the time were Nagel, and Warhol.

The gallery held a champagne reception for this opening. Allan Linder is standing on the left in the rear wearing a black shirt. The event was covered by the local press and television stations. This is just the beginning of a long history of successful shows for this artist. Allan exhibited in three more shows later this year.

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