Russell Young, ‘David Bowie: three prints’, 2008, Phillips

All images: 37 3/8 x 28 7/8 in. (94.9 x 73.3 cm)
All sheets: 44 1/4 x 34 7/8 in. (112.4 x 88.6 cm)
All framed

Signature: All signed, dated `2008' and numbered `PP 1/2' and `PP 2/2' in pencil (printer's proofs, the edition was 20 for each color combination)

Publisher: Bankrobber, London

About Russell Young

Russell Young is interested in the places where the glamour of the American dream meets the darkness of crime, addiction, and death. He explores this in series such as “Dirty Pretty Things” (2010), in which screen printed images of notoriously tragic stars Marilyn Monroe and Kurt Cobain are sprinkled with diamond flakes. Young began as a straightforward photographer of celebrities, getting his start shooting the cover for George Michael's Faith album. Gradually, he shifted his approach to become an artist whose work comments on the phenomenon of celebrity portraiture. Young emulates Andy Warhol's printing style, applying saturated color over screen printed images in which subjects appear blown up and grainy, as though printed on newsprint.

British, b. 1959, England, United Kingdom, based in Los Angeles, CA & Brooklyn, NY

About Mick Rock

British, b. 1948, London, United Kingdom, based in New York, NY, United States

Solo Shows

New York City,
Mick Rock. Shooting for Stardust. The Rise of David Bowie and Co.

Group Shows

New York,
Great Journeys: The Magnum Square Print Sale In Partnership With Aperture
New York,