James Dean hits Elvis at Gallery

Alex Guofeng Cao's Dean vs. Elvis

When two legends collide the effect can be a rough and tumble dialogue – except when created masterfully.  James Dean vs. Elvis is one of a group of pixelated photographs created by 41 year old Alex Goufeng Cao.  Alex has been on a collectors who’s who list of late because his pop art perspective does what great fine art should – stop and amaze.  We all know how to take a digital photograph and some of us might even know how to program photoshop to follow a set of rules.  Yet only Alex Guofeng Cao has tied them successfully together to match “POP” culture and identity, photography and the mammoth presence of the image so much so that it lives as sculpture.

At auction earlier this month, Guofeng Cao’s Bridget Bardot vs. Eve and Warhol vs. Mao set new records.  As an early contemporary favorite this should only continue as additional galleries and collectors further identify with CAOs works. 

Alex Guofeng Cao opening

Alex Guofeng Cao opening courtesy of Alex Guofeng Cao

Denver’s GALLERY M is holding a series of “salons” between November and January as part of it’s discussion on the evolution of the photograph.  These intimate gatherings will enable new and established collectors to further experience Alex Guofeng Cao’s body of works along with the context of vintage to modern works in photojournalism and fine art photography.  For those unable to attend, visit Alex Guofeng Cao’s section at gallerym.com.

Author: Mason Hayutin

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