Russell Young, ‘Marilyn Glamour (Pink & White)’, Sworders
Russell Young, ‘Marilyn Glamour (Pink & White)’, Sworders

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Signed with a Peace sign, titled and dated on the reverse, framed (not glazed).

As an artist, Russell Young has long been captivated by the contradiction of the myth and reality of the 'American Dream'. Celebrated for his transformations of cultural icons through the process of silk screen printing, his finished works depict the jaded reality of glamorous excess of 21st-century America. Marilyn Monroe is generally regarded as Young’s most iconic and in demand subject. His early diamond dust works on linen normally were created in a series of 10 (plus 2 to 3 proofs). Diamond dust is a glittering material that when applied to paper and ink in the silkscreen printing process creates a textured and incandescent finish.

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

Group Shows

2017
London,
Interiors TS
2017
London,
Current stock
2016
Guy Hepner, 
New York,
Inspired by Chanel
2016
Guy Hepner, 
New York,
The Marilyn Monroe Exhibition
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