Russell Young, ‘Marilyn Crying New York (Chartreuse)’, 2013, Long-Sharp Gallery

Signature: Signed, dated and titled on recto

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

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2017
Breaking Boundaries, Maddox Gallery, London
2017
Femme Fatale by Russell Young, Art Angels, Los Angeles
2017
Luxury Travel and Interiors Evening, Tanya Baxter Contemporary, London
2017
Femme Fatale, Taglialatella Galleries, New York

Solo Shows on Artsy

2017
Femme Fatale by Russell Young, Art Angels, Los Angeles
2017
Femme Fatale, Taglialatella Galleries, New York

Group Shows on Artsy

2017
Breaking Boundaries, Maddox Gallery, London
2017
Luxury Travel and Interiors Evening, Tanya Baxter Contemporary, London
2017
Modern Masters, Maddox Gallery, London
2017
PALM BEACH MODERN + CONTEMPORARY 2017, Mark Hachem Gallery, PALM BEACH
2016
Holiday Highlights, Nikola Rukaj Gallery, Toronto
2016
Christmas Exhibition, Tanya Baxter Contemporary, London
2016
Retrospective, Maddox Gallery, London
2016
Spring Accrochage 2016, Aurifer AG, Schaan / Liechtenstein
2014
Group Exhibition, HG Contemporary, New York City
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