l.a.Eyeworks's ad campaign features some of the most influential contemporary artists. As this year comes to a close, we are thrilled to have John Kelly, wearing Hanko, join the family of faces that have been photographed by Greg Gorman for l.a.Eyeworks' timeless ad campaign!
John Kelly is a renaissance person in not-so-renaissance times. A performance and visual artist, John describes himself as an aesthetic octopus whose curious arms explore creative territories encompassing almost every modern artistic discipline. As a painter, dancer, actor, vocalist, photographer, opera director, illustrator, videographer, author, tightrope walker, and trapeze artist, Kelly's daringly imaginative work has been recognized by many notable awards, including two Bessies, two Obies, a Rome Prize, a Guggenheim, an NEA grant, and an Art Matters grant to name only a few. Along the way, John Kelly has investigated, inhabited, and illuminated the lives of a compelling cast of cultural instigators including Egon Schiele, Caravaggio, the Mona Lisa, Antonin Artaud, Joni Mitchell, and Jean Cocteau as markers of his own restless creativity and the complex nature of our times.