Russell Young, ‘Kate Moss #2’, 2015, Photography, Enamel and diamond dust screen on linen, melrose pink, Laurent Marthaler Contemporary
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Russell Young

Kate Moss #2, 2015

Enamel and diamond dust screen on linen, melrose pink
63 × 47 1/5 in
160 × 120 cm
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Laurent Marthaler Contemporary
Montreux

Kate Moss Superstar is part of an ongoing exploration into the visual nature of fame and celebrity, …

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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, ‘Kate Moss #2’, 2015, Photography, Enamel and diamond dust screen on linen, melrose pink, Laurent Marthaler Contemporary
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Kate Moss Superstar is part of an ongoing exploration into the visual nature of fame and celebrity, as Young defines the essence of what truly makes a ‘superstar’. With his trademark vividly-colored, larger-than-life canvases, Young reinterprets iconic imagery of contemporary catwalk heroine, Kate Moss.

Kate Moss …

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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

Kate Moss #2, 2015

Enamel and diamond dust screen on linen, melrose pink
63 × 47 1/5 in
160 × 120 cm
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