Ruby Mazur opens namesake gallery in Hawaii

 

Left to right: Miro, Ruby and Cezanne Mazur inside the Ruby Mazur Gallery, which opened in Waikiki, Hawaii on July 15.

Left to right: Miro, Ruby and Cezanne Mazur inside the Ruby Mazur Gallery, which opened in Waikiki, Hawaii on July 15.

HONOLULU – Ruby Mazur, best known as the creator of what has been dubbed the “mouth and tongue” logo of The Rolling Stones, is celebrating the 50th anniversary of his iconic design. As part of this celebration, Mazur opened a namesake gallery on July 15 in Waikiki. The 3,000-square-foot Ruby Mazur Gallery is located next to The Hard Rock Cafe on Beach Walk in Honolulu, with special grand opening events planned for September.

Mazur expects to be present at the new Ruby Mazur Gallery on a regular basis. For years, he had been planning to open his own gallery and felt now was the right time, with the arrival of the Stones art’s 50th anniversary and following his sons’ — Cezanne and Miro — decision to move from San Diego to Hawaii to serve as gallery directors and support their father in this new venture.

The brothers bring their combined years of experience in marketing and social media promotion to the gallery. They have been surrounded by art, artists and galleries for their entire lives.

Ruby Mazur portrait of Prince, exclusively on view at his eponymous gallery in Hawaii.

Ruby Mazur portrait of Prince, exclusively on view at his eponymous gallery in Hawaii.

Every aspect of the Ruby Mazur Gallery is influenced by rock ‘n’ roll. The friendly, welcoming atmosphere will be enhanced by the musical environment, which is shaped by a state-of-the-art sound system, an in-house DJ and a highly-diverse curated staff of art consultants who are referred to as “rock stars” in the gallery, and who will make people of all races, genders and ages feel comfortable there. Each month, the gallery will host exhibits of work by celebrity special-guest artists. Many will be actual friends of Mazur’s.

Mazur works that are exclusive to the namesake gallery include his six-foot-high portrait of Prince; a series of Mazur-designed framed album covers, with hand-painted vinyl on top of each cover; a run of large limited-edition giclee prints of his iconic painting Rock-n-Roll Last Supper and new variations on the iconic “mouth and tongue” image.

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