Russell Young, ‘Jackie’, 2017, Photography, Screen print on linen with diamon dust, Laurent Marthaler Contemporary
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Russell Young

Jackie, 2017

Screen print on linen with diamon dust
47 1/5 × 63 in
120 × 160 cm
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Laurent Marthaler Contemporary
Montreux

Russell Young has long been fascinated by the dichotomy of the myth and reality of the …

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Russell Young
British, b. 1959
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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.

Russell Young, ‘Jackie’, 2017, Photography, Screen print on linen with diamon dust, Laurent Marthaler Contemporary
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Laurent Marthaler Contemporary
Montreux

Russell Young has long been fascinated by the dichotomy of the myth and reality of the "American Dream", which he often personifies as Hollywood glamour in contrast with our "knowing" of the jaded reality of celebrity. As explored in his previous collections Fame+Shame, American Envy, and This Land …

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Russell Young
British, b. 1959
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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.

Russell Young

Jackie, 2017

Screen print on linen with diamon dust
47 1/5 × 63 in
120 × 160 cm
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