«Artist at work» Limited Edition Print 1/20


Size: 39.4 H x 29.5 W x 0.8 in

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Art Description

Collage: Paint, Photo and Digital on Canvas and Wood.

Limited Edition Print 1 of 20

Mixed Media on Canvas
Hand signed & numbered by the Artist,
with a Certificate of Authenticity.

This self-portrait is part of my series "Being Marilyn Monroe. Icon Portraits.", a series of self-portraits reflecting and expressing my admiration for and my identification with inspiring modern day icons such as Marilyn Monroe, Frida Kahlo, Audrey Hepburn, Maria Callas, Romy Schneider, Michael Jackson, Grace Kelly and Niki de Saint Phalle.

"Artist at work" is my first icon portrait figuring myself not as an icon but as the companion of an icon, James Dean. And it is much more than a James Dean portrait and a self-portrait, it is expressing the creative process, the way I am approaching the icons. It is expressing my artistic credo, that every portrait is always a self-portrait.

My icon self-portrait series is influenced by the work of surrealist female artists like Frida Kahlo and Niki de Saint Phalle as well as by Italian author Luigi Pirandello's post-modernist approach on identity theory. And it is based on a series of coincidences, that brought me to explore and re-think the inherent nature of portraying providing a practical meaning to the American poet William Carlos Williams' quote: «The artist is always and forever painting only one thing: a self-portrait».

Keywords: Portrait, Post, Red, Blue, Work, Limited Edition, Unforgettable, Dream, James Dean, Artist, Lovers, East Of Eden

Subjects: Celebrity

Styles: Pop Art, Portraiture, Figurative, Conceptual

Mediums: Paint, Photo, Digital

Materials: Canvas, Wood

Prints: Celebrity Art Prints, Pop Art Art Prints, Portraiture Art Prints, Figurative Art Prints, Conceptual Art Prints, Paint Art Prints, Photo Art Prints, Digital Art Prints, Canvas Art Prints, Wood Art Prints

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