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Cool Grace


Germany

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Size: 39.4 H x 29.5 W x 0.8 in

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Art Description

Painting: Acrylic on Canvas and Wood.

Acrylic Colors & Pastels on Fine Art Print
Hand signed by the Artist

This painting 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.

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: Red, Script, Woman, Self Portrait, Celebrity, Cinema, Cool, 50s, Grace Kelly, Hat, To Catch A Thief, Nice

Subjects: Celebrity

Styles: Pop Art, Portraiture, Photorealism

Mediums: Acrylic

Materials: Canvas, Wood

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