«Bay of Angels» Limited Edition Print 1/20


Size: 39.4 H x 55.1 W x 0.1 in

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Art Description

Collage: Paint, Photo and Digital on Canvas.

Limited Edition Print 1 of 20

Mixed Media on Canvas
UV Fine-Art-Print
Hand signed and numbered by the Artist,
with a certificate of authenticity.

Artwork size: 140 x 100 cm
Canvas size: 150 x 110 cm

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"Bay of Angels" 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.

To Grace Kelly I feel attracted because of her talent, “grace” and noblesse. Like Maria Callas she left art for love, marrying Prince Rainier of Monaco. She changed many roles with the role of a lifetime. Grace is the incarnation of every girls dream to become a princess. And a warning too, because castles can be gilded cages.
But this painting is much more than a Grace Kelly Self-Portrait. It is a kind of 2011 diary, inspired by three amazing coincidences in my life: one of them has been my meeting with the German actor Thomas Kretschmann. "Bay of Angels" is as magic as my journey in Nice, shortly before the marriage of Grace's son Albert.

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: Bay, People, Print, Riviera, Self-portrait, Comic, Grace Kelly, Angels, Keep Walking, Lovers, Movie, Orange

Subjects: Pop Culture/Celebrity

Styles: Pop Art, Conceptual, Fine Art, Figurative, Portraiture

Mediums: Paint, Photo, Digital

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