New York City (11/08/18) Art icon Marko Stout’s most recent exhibition, “Erotic Allure” at Caelum Gallery in New York’s Chelsea art district had all the hoopla of a Hollywood movie premiere, complete with a celebrity lined red-carpet. Among celebrities to attend the artist’s opening night party were Sarah Jessica Parker from HBO’s “Sex in the City” series and movies, along with stars from “RuPaul’s Drag Race”, including Jaymes Mansfield and Shanglea. Shanglea is also currently staring alongside Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper in this fall’s hit movie “A Star is Born”.
Shanglea wished the artist a major “con-drag-ulations” and went on to talk of Stout’s “charisma, uniqueness, never and talent”. Trinity Taylor said, “yes queen I love your art! Marko is so talented!”. RuPaul’s Jaymes Mansfield called Stout’s work,”extra, extra, extra sexy!”
The list of the Stout’s celebrity fans and collectors is extensive and art dear Taylor Cohen said, “I’ve not seen this kind of excitement for an opening since Jeff Koon’s retrospective at the Whiney Museum or the Basquiat exhibition”. Videos of the Stout’s celebrity friends and fans talking about the artist and his work are posted on YouTube and the artist’s official website at MarkoStout.com.
Snooki star of MTV’s hit series “The Jersey Shore” is another big fan of the artist and when asked she said, “I love Marko Stout, his work is totally awesome!”. Catilyn Jenner, star of Bravo TV’s mega-hit show “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” also talked about the artist while in New York City during the 2018 Fashion Week where she expressed her excitement and enthusiasm for Marko Stout’s work and this upcoming exhibition. Carla Mund, “Miss America 2018” is also a fan of the artist saying, “I’m also an art scholar and really big fan! Marko Stout is an inspiration for all future artists”.
The artist’s popularity hit new heights after “Entrepreneur Magazine” ran an article last summer listing Marko Stout as #3 on its list of “14 of the Hottest Brands to Watch Out For”. After this article and his sold out show at New York’s Gallery MC last summer, the artist’s status grow from local New York cult artist to that of art icon at the top of the art world.
The artist’s celebrity fans also include Pussycat Dolls lead singer Kaya Jones who said, “Marko Stout’s art is amazing! He’s totally crushing it!” and “The Girls Next Door” star Holly Madison who said of the exposition,” it’s so exciting! I think Marko Stout is really cool!”.
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