UPwithART 2.0 - 24-30 May 2020

Anthony Lutz

Title Freddie Mercury
Medium acrylic on board
Image Size 22 x 30 in.

Value:  $200

Bio:

Anthony Lutz contracted Muscular Dystrophy in the form of Werdnig-Hoffman disease, which left him permanently confined to a wheelchair.  Unable to participate in physical activities, Anthony began to express himself through art as a way to impress his peers and distract attention from his disability.  Anthony created original and unique artwork by way of direction, dictation and assistive devices.  He developed an attraction to Pop Art style, in particular Andy Warhol.

Description/ Statement:

From the Collection of Anonymous

We first met Anthony while he was a student at Saunders Secondary School. Besides being bright and personable, we soon discovered that he was a gifted artist, despite his disability. We purchased Anthony’s “Material Girls” (Marilyn Munroe and Madonna) at a school board sponsored art show. We later commissioned Anthony to create “Freddie Mercury”.