This Coco Chanel was the official first Coco painted for Litas private collection, before she started painting for her solo show in Paris! It hasn't been shown at the Paris show or elsewhere. Until now, in Hamburg.
Connoisseurs refer to these works as the most beautiful and important paintings of Lita's career.
Please watch our video about this extraordinary collection of Lita Cabellut: https://youtu.be/PEiNOmZZHgQ
Series: The Testimony of Black and White
Signature: Signed on the reverse
About Lita Cabellut
Lita Cabellut’s monumental portraits combine a reverence for the Old Masters with an interest in advancing formal processes and modes of expression. Cabellut grew up in Spain and was exposed to the paintings of El Greco, Goya, and Diego Velázquez. She was inspired to study in The Hague, where she still lives and works. Process is central to her practice; she fuses techniques such as fresco, collage, and a baroque approach to oil painting. Her expressive deployment of paints remains central to the emotional impact of her portraits, which envelop the viewer with their large scale and often feature famous figures such as David Bowie.
Spanish, b. 1961, Barcelona, Spain, based in Amsterdam, Netherlands