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Russell Young Brigitte Bardot – Blanc et Noir

Russell Young Brigitte Bardot – Blanc et Noir is a unique enamel silkscreen with diamond dust on linen.  This silkscreen Brigitte Bardot – Blanc et Noir is signed, titled, and dated on the back of the canvas.

Russell Young is a American-British Pop artist known for his large-scale silkscreen paintings of cultural icons. The artist is heavily influenced of by Pop Art pioneer Andy Warhol, Young owns a printmaking press once used by Warhol. Russel Young’s first photography job was under Christos Raftopoulos, who eventually pushed Young to take on projects of his own. Young started at the live club shows of Bauhaus, R.E.M. and the Smiths. The talented photographer quickly picked up work for magazines, shooting portraits of Morrissey, Bjork, Springsteen, Dylan, New Order, Diana Ross, Paul Newman and many other celebrities, as well as directing one hundred music videos during the glory days of MTV.

In addition to recognition for his iconic images, Young is also acknowledged for his use of diamond dust. He began using this technique in 2007, pressing the crystals into the enamel of the prints. No two diamond dust pieces are exactly alike, as the crystals are applied individually to each work. Young’s Marilyn Monroe diamond dust pieces continue to reach new highs at public auction. His pieces have graced the auction block at Sotheby’s, Christie’s, and Phillips de Pury in both the United States and the UK.

Title

Brigitte Bardot – Blanc et Noir

Medium

Enamel Silkscreen with Diamond Dust on Linen

Year

2017

Signature

Signed, titled, dated

Edition

Unique

Size 37 x 29.5 (in)
94 x 75 (cm)
Price Price on Request
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Russell Young Brigitte Bardot – Blanc et Noir is a unique enamel silkscreen with diamond dust on linen.  This silkscreen Brigitte Bardot – Blanc et Noir is signed, titled, and dated on the back of the canvas.

Russell Young is a American-British Pop artist known for his large-scale silkscreen paintings of cultural icons. The artist is heavily influenced of by Pop Art pioneer Andy Warhol, Young owns a printmaking press once used by Warhol. Russel Young’s first photography job was under Christos Raftopoulos, who eventually pushed Young to take on projects of his own. Young started at the live club shows of Bauhaus, R.E.M. and the Smiths. The talented photographer quickly picked up work for magazines, shooting portraits of Morrissey, Bjork, Springsteen, Dylan, New Order, Diana Ross, Paul Newman and many other celebrities, as well as directing one hundred music videos during the glory days of MTV.

In addition to recognition for his iconic images, Young is also acknowledged for his use of diamond dust. He began using this technique in 2007, pressing the crystals into the enamel of the prints. No two diamond dust pieces are exactly alike, as the crystals are applied individually to each work. Young’s Marilyn Monroe diamond dust pieces continue to reach new highs at public auction. His pieces have graced the auction block at Sotheby’s, Christie’s, and Phillips de Pury in both the United States and the UK.

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 Brigitte Bardot – Blanc et Noir

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Title

Brigitte Bardot – Blanc et Noir

Medium

Enamel Silkscreen with Diamond Dust on Linen

Year

2017

Signature

Signed, titled, dated

Edition

Unique

Size 37 x 29.5 (in)
94 x 75 (cm)
Price Price on Request