Heroes Tour 2016 – A Traveling Exhibition by Doug Meyer

New York, Miami, Los Angeles, Chicago

At NIBA Home Miami, May 10-31, 2016  


An Homage to the Creative Icons

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.


2016 HEROES  

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



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By Danica Maričić

Interior Designer and Integrated Marketing Communications Pro, Loving Writing and Photography, Passionate about Life & Style, “True Blue” Mediterranean Girl, Curious Traveller & Designer