The Art of Friends: Burton Morris

A solo exhibition of artworks by Morris inspired by his paintings that were seen hanging in Central Perk Coffee shop all ten seasons on the television show Friends

New York

September 19 – October 15, 2019

Burton Morris (b. 1964)

Friends Coffee Break, 2019

Archival pigment print on paper

24 x 18 inches

Edition Size: 500

$250 each (plus framing)

Burton Morris (b. 1964)

Friends - Central Perk, 2019

Acrylic on Canvas

48 x 72 inches

Unique | Signed

Friends - Greetings From NYC

Burton Morris (b. 1964)

Friends - Greetings From NYC, 2019 
Acrylic on canvas
48 x 72 in. (121.9 x 182.9 cm)
Unique | Signed

Friends - Heart Pop Out

Burton Morris (b. 1964)

Friends - Heart Pop Out, 2019 
Silkscreen and acrylic on wood panel with wooden pop out
24 x 24 x 5 in. (61 x 61 x 12.7 cm)
Unique | Signed

SOLD

Coffee Break - Blue

Burton Morris (b. 1964) 

Coffee Break - Blue, 2019 
Acrylic on canvas
45 x 36 in. (114.3 x 91.4 cm)
Unique | Signed

Burton Morris (b. 1964)

Coffee Break - Orange, 2019

Acrylic on Canvas

45 x 36 inches

Unique | Signed

Coffee Cup - Blue

Burton Morris (b. 1964) 

Coffee Cup - Blue, 2000 
Silkscreen on Archival paper
36 1/2 x 29 1/2 in. (92.7 x 74.9 cm)
Edition of 99
Signed | Numbered

Friends - Coffee Cup (Blue 1)

Burton Morris (b. 1964)
Friends - Coffee Cup (Blue 1), 2019 
Acrylic and silkscreen on wood panel
30 x 24 in. (76.2 x 61 cm)
Unique | Signed

Friends - Coffee Cup (Blue 2)

Burton Morris (b. 1964)
Friends - Coffee Cup (Blue 2), 2019 
Acrylic and silkscreen on wood panel
30 x 24 in. (76.2 x 61 cm)
Unique | Signed

Friends - Coffee Cup (Red 1)

Burton Morris (b. 1964)
Friends - Coffee Cup (Red 1), 2019 
Acrylic and silkscreen on wood panel
30 x 24 in. (76.2 x 61 cm)
Unique | Signed

Friends - Coffee Cup (Red 2)

Burton Morris (b. 1964)
Friends - Coffee Cup (Red 2), 2019 
Acrylic and silkscreen on wood panel
30 x 24 in. (76.2 x 61 cm)
Unique | Signed

Burton Morris (b. 1964)
Friends - Coffee Cup (Red 3), 2019 
Acrylic and silkscreen on wood panel
30 x 24 in. (76.2 x 61 cm)
Unique | Signed

Friends - Coffee Cup (Yellow 1)

Burton Morris (b. 1964)
Friends - Coffee Cup (Yellow 1), 2019 
Acrylic and silkscreen on wood panel
30 x 24 in. (76.2 x 61 cm)
Unique | Signed

Friends - Coffee Cup (Yellow 2)

Burton Morris (b. 1964)
Friends - Coffee Cup (Yellow 2), 2019 
Acrylic and silkscreen on wood panel
30 x 24 in. (76.2 x 61 cm)
Unique | Signed

Coffee Cup

Burton Morris (b. 1964)

Coffee Cup, 2019 
Resin sculpture with chrome finish
15 x 12 x 12 in. (38.1 x 30.5 x 30.5 cm)
Edition of 25
Signed | Numbered

Coffee Cups Synchronicity - Blue

Burton Morris (b. 1964) 

Coffee Cups Synchronicity - Blue, 2019 
Acrylic and silkscreen on canvas
48 x 60 in. (121.9 x 152.4 cm)
Unique | Signed

Coffee Cups Synchronicity - Red

Burton Morris (b. 1964)

Coffee Cups Synchronicity - Red, 2019 
Acrylic and silkscreen canvas
48 x 60 in. (121.9 x 152.4 cm)
Unique | Signed

Coffee Cups Synchronicity - Yellow

Burton Morris (b. 1964)

Coffee Cups Synchronicity - Yellow, 2019 
Acrylic and silkscreen on canvas
48 x 60 in. (121.9 x 152.4 cm)
Unique | Signed

Friends - Love Bug

Burton Morris (b. 1964)

Friends - Love Bug, 2019 
Acrylic on canvas
36 x 48 in. (91.4 x 121.9 cm)
Unique | Signed

Friends - Taxi Cab

Burton Morris (b. 1964)

Friends - Taxi Cab, 2019 
Acrylic on canvas
48 x 60 in. (121.9 x 152.4 cm)
Unique | Signed

Burton Morris (b. 1964)

Friends - Shakin’ Not Stirred, 2019

Acrylic on Canvas

60 x 48 inches

Unique | Signed

I Want You - Blue

Burton Morris (b. 1964)
I Want You - Blue, 2019 
Acrylic on canvas
48 x 36 in. (121.9 x 91.4 cm)
Unique | Signed

I Want You - Red

Burton Morris (b. 1964)
I Want You - Red, 2019 
Acrylic on canvas
48 x 36 in. (121.9 x 91.4 cm)
Unique | Signed

Pop! - Purple

Burton Morris (b. 1964)
Pop! - Purple, 2017 
Acrylic on canvas
36 x 36 x 3 in. (91.4 x 91.4 x 7.6 cm)
Unique | Signed

Burton Morris (b. 1964)

Pop! - Purple, 2017
Acrylic painting on canvas
30 x 24 inches ( 76.2 x 61 cm)
​Unique | Signed

Pop! - Pink

Burton Morris (b. 1964)

Pop! - Pink, 2017

Acrylic on canvas

40 x 30 in. (101.6 x 76.2 cm)

Unique | Signed

American Pop! - Red

Burton Morris (b. 1964)

American Pop! - Red, 1998 
Silkscreen on Archival paper
39 x 44 in. (99.1 x 111.8 cm)
Edition of 250
Signed | Numbered

Burton Morris (b. 1964)

King Kong USA, 2018
Acrylic on canvas
36 x 36 inches (91.4 x 91.4 cm)
Unique | Signed

King Kong

Burton Morris (b. 1964) 

King Kong, 2015/2018 
Silkscreen with diamond dust on archival paper
36 x 36 in. (91.4 x 91.4 cm)
Edition of 80
Signed | Numbered

Afternoon Delight

 

Burton Morris (b. 1964)

Afternoon Delight, 1998 
Silkscreen on archival paper
30 x 24 1/2 in. (76.2 x 62.2 cm)
Edition of 250
Signed | Numbered

Gumball

Burton Morris (b. 1964)

Gumball, 1998 
Silkscreen on archival paper
45 x 33 in. (114.3 x 83.8 cm)
Edition of 250
Signed | Numbered

Liberty

Burton Morris (b. 1964)

Liberty, 2019 
Acrylic on canvas
36 x 36 in. (91.4 x 91.4 cm)
Unique | Signed

Burton Morris (b. 1964)

Liberty, 2017
Acrylic on canvas
48 x 48 inches (121.9 x 121.9 cm)
Unique | Signed

Liberty

Burton Morris (b. 1964) 

Liberty, 2015 
Silkscreen on paper with diamond dust
37 x 29 in. (94 x 73.7 cm)
Edition of 80
Signed | Numbered

Monarch Butterfly

Burton Morris (b. 1964) 

Monarch Butterfly, 2015 
Silkscreen on paper with diamond dust
30 x 30 in. (76.2 x 76.2 cm)
Edition of 80
Signed | Numbered

Press Release

Taglialatella Galleries is pleased to present The Art of Friends, an exhibition by Burton Morris in association with Warner Bros Inc., paying tribute to the artist’s creative contributions to the television show that became a pop culture phenomenon.

 

Since Friends premiered in September, 1994, more than a dozen of Morris’ original pop art paintings and designs were featured on set in the colorful Central Perk coffee shop throughout the sitcom’s ten seasons. Now, twenty-five years later, the artist reimagines pop icons like the steaming Coffee Cup, Statue of Liberty, King Kong and Uncle Sam, which became an integral part of the world of Friends. The millions of fans generated through the admiration of the show, therefore, directly associated the bold, bright aesthetic of Morris’ artwork with the characters, set and storylines of the beloved series.

 

The Art of Friends exhibition aims to honor the influential presence of Burton Morris’ artwork in more than fifty episodes throughout the long-enduring series. Morris remembers the chance beginnings of his relationship with the iconic series, when his sister called him from California to say she saw an actor on a new television show called Friends wearing a tee shirt featuring his artwork of a big hitter baseball player. “The person wearing the tee shirt happened to be David Schwimmer (Ross), who, I was later told, grabbed the shirt from a staff member right before filming the scene and wore it during the taping of the third episode,” recalls Morris. “Call it luck or good timing, but the next day I made a call to Warner Brothers Studios and was able to reach Kevin Bright, one of the creators of the show.”

 

Over the course of its many seasons Friends became a universally loved television show, which continues to inspire generations of viewers. As the show continued to blossom, so too did Morris’ art career, gaining fans from around the world in-part through the continued exposure afforded to him by the series’ wide-reaching influence. The Art of Friends offers an immersive experience for both the show’s and Morris’ many fans, featuring the iconic couch from the Central Perk set, where visitors can sit in exactly the same place that the cast members shared countless coffees upon themselves. The exhibition will display many of the readily familiar images hung on the Friends’ set along with new works inspired by the show itself, including original paintings, prints and multi-dimensional works.

 

The Art of Friends by, Burton Morris will be on view exclusively at Taglialatella Galleries flagship location at 229 10th Avenue, from September 19 through October 15, 2019. An opening reception will be held Thursday, September 19, 2019 from 6 pm to 8 pm.

 

For more information on the exhibition, the Press Preview or to RSVP to the opening event, please contact us at info@djtfa.com.