Millennial artists The Kaplan Twins celebrated their latest exhibit, WONDER-LAND, at the Mondrian Los Angeles on Thursday.
The 26-year-old identical twins have taken the art world by storm, focusing on millennial influencer culture with a tongue-in-cheek take on modern celebrity. The Kaplan Twins, also known as Lexi and Allie, have commissioned portraits for stars such as Meghan Trainor and Scott Disick, with notable collectors including Steve Aoki, Jamie Foxx, and Kris Jenner. Both NYU Fine Art alums, the twins have shown their works at a variety of galleries in Los Angeles, performed a live piece during Art Basel Miami Beach, and have been featured in Vanity Fair, W Magazine, Vice, and Teen Vogue.
The Kaplan Twins’ new oil paintings range from emojis to captioned snapshots of Americana consumerism à la Andy Warhol– think Wonder Bread with the text overlay: “millennials are like gluten…nobody really knows what they are…but everybody loves to hate them.” The collection also includes four highly-anticipated “iconic supermodel” portraits of Naomi Campbell and Cindy Crawford, among others.
The Kaplan Twins showcased their latest pop art collection WONDER-LAND at The Magic Box rotating art gallery in the Mondrian Los Angeles hotel lobby. The Kaplan Twins’ pop art collection complements the luxury hotel’s new $19 million Alice in Wonderland-inspired redesign, adding a whimsical fancy to the iconic resort.
The exhibit runs through the rest of summer.