Russell Young, ‘Keith Richards’, 2008, Photography, Enamel and diamond dust screen print on canvas, Laurent Marthaler Contemporary
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Russell Young

Keith Richards, 2008

Enamel and diamond dust screen print on canvas
47 1/5 × 63 in
120 × 160 cm
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Laurent Marthaler Contemporary
Montreux

Christmas 1967, I was seven years old, my Christmas present was a record player with two 45’s, …

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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, ‘Keith Richards’, 2008, Photography, Enamel and diamond dust screen print on canvas, Laurent Marthaler Contemporary
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Laurent Marthaler Contemporary
Montreux

Christmas 1967, I was seven years old, my Christmas present was a record player with two 45’s, “Purple Haze” by Jimi Hendrix and “Light my Fire” by The Doors, my life was never to be the same.

This series of paintings is a unique collaboration with internationally acclaimed photographer Henry Diltz; Henry allowed me …

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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

Keith Richards, 2008

Enamel and diamond dust screen print on canvas
47 1/5 × 63 in
120 × 160 cm
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