Art Basel Miami | BLAKE EMORY DEBUTS “ZEBRA LOVE” AT SPECTRUM MIAMI

Blake Emory, one of today’s newest thought-provoking abstract artists will debut his highly anticipated trademark collection of works in Optic Modernism at this year’s Spectrum Miami exhibit during Art Basel Miami Beach, taking place December 3-7, 2014 at 3011 NE 1st Avenue at NE 30th street, Miami, FL 33137. 

Zebra Love is the latest anthology by the New York artist, whose collective series of theoretical works is capturing the attention of not only the fine art world, but the country’s leading brand visionaries within the marketing community. 

Emory’s Zebra Love series represents the artist’s inspired discovery of what he refers to as “nature’s grand design” that encapsulates an artistic expression of retro fashion with love, passion and “divine geometry” from the animal kingdom.  Zebra Love portrays an underlying theme based on a fluid visual depiction of Zebra stripes that are carved to form the foundation of a multi-dimensional approach to acrylic on canvas. Using an individual female model and form as the muse for every piece of work, the curvaceous and nude silhouette of each chosen woman is juxtaposed against the Zebra design and blended within the center of the frame to convey a layered optical illusion at first glance. Emory describes his final touch as a “passionate step in to the world of love needed to liberate us from the human construct,” illustrated by a retro-style red stiletto worn on one foot – giving the black and white design its signature dash of vibrant color, fashionable overture and overtly sexual connotation. Each painting ranges from between 40×30 inches in size, up to 5ft by 8ft in height. 

Each painting from Emory’s 15-piece collection is entitled after the women whose voluntary participation is part of the creative process.  “Josephine” is Emory’s most beloved and original work of art, with “Flove” cited by Emory as the most “sexual” and “controversial’ from his collection.  Other example names of his artwork include “Billy Leigh” and “Levon.”



Michael Alden and his marketing team at Blue Vase, in partnership with Emory, have translated the Zebra Love concept on to frosted glass and plan on releasing a limited edition premium vodka in March 2015, aptly named “EMORY VODKA.”  Imported and bottled by the newly formed Zebra Love, LLC parent company, Emory’s Zebra Love design is embossed on to a signature artisan bottle, complete with Emory’s trademark red stiletto.  Emory Vodka marks the first brand extension in the Zebra Love series and features Emory’s “Shauna1” design for the inaugural product adaptation.  A portion of proceeds from the sales of Emory Vodka will be donated to the ASPCA to help prevent cruelty to animals.


For the last four years, Emory has established his own ‘Emory Gallery’ currently open in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood, at which his Zebra Love collection is exhibited, along with his other original works of art. Emory helps spearhead The Brooklyn Artist Guild – a donation based education program that identifies talented and emerging artists who join the group in an effort to highlight the Neo Renaissance movement through their multi-media work in the theatrical and visual arts.


A selection of original works from Blake Emory’s Zebra Love collection will be exhibited at Spectrum Miami, located in the city’s Midtown district, priced between $7,500 and $15,000. Spectrum Miami takes place during Art Basel Miami Beach, December 3-7, 2014. 

For further information on Zebra Love by Blake Emory, visit www.zebralove.com <http://www.zebralove.com> .  For further information on Blake Emory, visit www.blakemory.com <http://www.blakemory.com> . Follow Blake Emory and Zebra Love @zebraloveart and facebook.com/zebraloveart or instagram.com/kingblakeart.


photo credit: Blake Emory/Zebra Love

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