A primary portrait Hollywood’s golden area and the true definition of a lady, Audrey Hepburn. The portrait is overlaid on nine pop culture Lady’s from google query and the kaleidoscopic pattern and polka dots are a tribute to Japanese artist Yaiyo Kusama.
A Google search of the term Lady reveals hundreds of pop culture references of the term Lady. The background of the piece is comprised of a kaleidoscopic montage of 9 different Lady references in popular culture. They are Lady Bug, First Lady, Lady and Ermine, Lady and the Tramp, Lady Liberty, Lady Killer, Lady Godiva, Lady Chatterley, and Elton Johns Sweet Painted Lady.
Each piece in the series pays homage to a famous artist that I have found inspiration from. Yayoi Kusama is a Japanese contemporary artist who works primarily in sculpture and installation, but is also active in painting, performance, film, fashion, poetry, fiction, and other arts. Her work is based in conceptual art and shows some attributes of feminism, minimalism, surrealism, Art Brut, pop art, and abstract expressionism, and is infused with autobiographical, psychological, and sexual content. She has been acknowledged as one of the most important living artists to come out of Japan. She is widely known for her obsession of polka dots and her infinity rooms. The kaleidoscopic pattern that makes up the background and the dot work are homage to her use of polka dots and to her infinity rooms.
Audrey Hepburn (born Audrey Kathleen Ruston; 4 May 1929 – 20 January 1993) was a British actress, model, dancer and humanitarian. Recognized as a film and fashion icon, Hepburn was active during Hollywood's Golden Age. She was ranked by the American Film Institute as the third-greatest female screen legend in Golden Age Hollywood, and was inducted into the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame. Growing up she epitomized the true definition of a Lady.
The resulting mash up yields a portrait of a new contemporary icon of feminine power, strength grace and beauty. Lady. Kusama. Hepburn.
34 x 34 inch GLASS: The glass can be mounted to the wall via 4 one-inch standoffs (included). Negative or white space is transparent. Light reflects multiple translucent shadows onto the wall creating a 3d optical illusion and giving the pieces a sculptural feel.
40 x 40 inch DIBOND PRINT ON PLEXIGLASS:: High quality dibond prints behind quarter inch plexiglass gives the piece a substantial weight and colors pop. Comes ready to hang.