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Russell Young

Marilyn Glamour (Pink & White)

Screenprint with acrylic
37 × 28 9/10 in
94 × 73.5 cm
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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'. …

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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.

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Sworders

Property Subject to the Artist's Resale Right (see Conditions of Sale for further information)

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Property Subject to the Artist's Resale Right (see Conditions of Sale for further information)

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'. …

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Medium
Print
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

Marilyn Glamour (Pink & White)

Screenprint with acrylic
37 × 28 9/10 in
94 × 73.5 cm
Bidding closed
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