New York, Miami, Los Angeles, Chicago
At NIBA Home Miami, May 10-31, 2016
Building on the impressive response to Meyer’s original 19 portraits in the DIFFA Heroes Portrait Gallery created in 2015, the Heroes Tour 2016 has grown to include 50 portraits – an homage to the creative icons who were some of the first victims of AIDS. Knowledge of these innovative pioneers’ existence and contributions have been lost to younger generations. These Heroes hail from the worlds of art, design, film and dance – with a heavy contribution from interior design.
All the portraits are realized with unique conceptualizations and materials by Meyer, giving each its own character and the appearance of being created by individual artists. The portraits are influenced and driven by the stylized forms of medallions, cameos, intaglios, sculpted and carved busts, embellished with drawing, painting, collage and sculptural elements.
The portraits are richly documented with historical information and achievements of each Hero.
Anthony Perkins Arnie Zane Robert Mapplethorpe
Derek Jarman Rudolf Nureyev Sam Wagstaff
Elizabeth Glaser Charles Ludlam David Seidner
Freddie Mercury Alvin Ailey David Wojnarowicz
Roy Halston Frowick Kalef Alaton Willi Smith
Perry Ellis Jacques Demy Jacques Demi
Gia Carangi Xavier Fourcade Jay Spectre
Way Bandy Vincent Fourcade Haoui Montaug
Keith Haring Klaus Nomi Peter Hujar
Patrick Kelly Tina Chow Willard Ching
Paul Jabara Harrison Cultra Charles Bell
Sylvester Tony Viramontes Peter Allen
Amanda Blake Rock Hudson Leigh Bowery
Michael Taylor Alan J. Buschsbaum John Duka
Robert Reed Cookie Mueller Angelo Donghi
A. Aladar Marberger Tice Alexander