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Russell Young Marilyn Superstar – Crash Silver

Russell Young Marilyn Superstar – Crash Silver is a unique enamel silkscreen with diamond dust on linen.  This silkscreen work Marilyn Superstar – Crash Silver is signed, titled, and dated on the back of the canvas.

Russell Young is a pop artist of international acclaim. Russell Young’s art is larger than life silkscreen paintings of images from history and pop culture. Russell Young hones the quality and texture of the original image and then enlarges to an uncomfortable size. Color plays a key role washing Russell Young’s subjects in faded pinks, yellows, blacks, silvers and blues. 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

Marilyn Superstar – Crash Silver

Medium

Enamel Silkscreen with Diamond Dust on Linen

Year

2017

Signature

Signed, titled, dated

Edition

Unique

Size 74.25 x 47.25 (in)
189 x 145 (cm)
Price Price on Request
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Russell Young Marilyn Superstar – Crash Silver is a unique enamel silkscreen with diamond dust on linen.  This silkscreen work Marilyn Superstar – Crash Silver is signed, titled, and dated on the back of the canvas.

Russell Young is a pop artist of international acclaim. Russell Young’s art is larger than life silkscreen paintings of images from history and pop culture. Russell Young hones the quality and texture of the original image and then enlarges to an uncomfortable size. Color plays a key role washing Russell Young’s subjects in faded pinks, yellows, blacks, silvers and blues. 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 was born in Northern England in 1960. From an early age he was powerfully drawn to the idealized drama of the American dream. He studied film, drawing, photography and graphic design. After college he moved London. He started taking photographs at the live club shows of Bauhaus, R.E.M. and the Smiths. In 1986, he shot the iconic ‘Faith’ sleeve for George Michael.
In September 1999, Young moved to New York, rented a studio in Brooklyn and began a series of experiments he called, ‘Combine Paintings’. He also started what he believed was an extension of his photography in a new series of ‘Pig Portraits’ attacking the nature of photography, portraiture and prickly nature of celebrity itself. He showed his first series of Pig Portraits in Los Angeles in 2003.
Well known for his bold, iconic, silkscreen paintings of pop imagery turned upon themselves to explore the nature of the American counter culture as seen through the eyes of young boy growing up in Northern England, his bold ground breaking screen print renditions present a visual journey that bares witness to both the excess and ambition that has helped shape the American Dream.

Russell Young Marilyn Superstar – Crash Silver

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Title

Marilyn Superstar – Crash Silver

Medium

Enamel Silkscreen with Diamond Dust on Linen

Year

2017

Signature

Signed, titled, dated

Edition

Unique

Size 74.25 x 47.25 (in)
189 x 145 (cm)
Price Price on Request