Russell Young, ‘Obama’, 2008, Long-Sharp Gallery
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Russell Young

Obama, 2008

Screenprint on Black Somerset Paper
30 1/2 × 22 in
77.5 × 55.9 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Indianapolis, New York
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Long-Sharp Gallery
Indianapolis, New York

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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, ‘Obama’, 2008, Long-Sharp Gallery
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About the work
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Long-Sharp Gallery
Indianapolis, New York

To see additional works by this artist, please visit longsharpgallery.com or email [email protected] for an e-catalogue.

Medium
Print
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed and numbered lower right
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Included
Russell Young
British, b. 1959
Follow

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

Obama, 2008

Screenprint on Black Somerset Paper
30 1/2 × 22 in
77.5 × 55.9 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
Contact For Price
Location
Indianapolis, New York
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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