A primary portrait of one of the greatest legends from Hollywood’s golden area, Elizabeth Taylor that references pop culture Princess’s, the seven deadly sins, and the late Andy Warhol.
A Google search of “princess ” results in 1000’s of references and images catalogued under the term that term. There is no longer an information hierarchy of importance for what that term means as there are so many references in popular culture. In researching for this piece, I chose 9 different princess references and created nine Campbell’s soups as a homage to Andy (Andrew) Warhol. In the piece princess references include: Princess Leah, Princess and The Frog, Princess Bubblegum, Princess Blood, Princess Chronic, an Emoji Princess, A Royal Princess, Princess Murakami, and The Dole Pineapple Princess.
The primary portrait is one of the leading Legends from Hollywood’s golden era, Liz Taylor, who often spoke of the seedy side of the town and business. Seven of the soups represent the seven deadly sins while two of the soups represent Heaven and Hell. Overall, they represent the pitfalls and path to fame and celebrity. Dame Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor (February 27, 1932 – March 23, 2011) was a British-American actress, businesswoman, and humanitarian. She began her career as a child actress in the early 1940s, and was one of the most popular stars of classical Hollywood cinema in the 1950s. She continued her career successfully into the 1960s, and remained a well-known public figure for the rest of her life. Taylor's acting career began to decline in the late 1960s, although she continued starring in films until the mid-1970s. She was married eight times to seven men, endured several serious illnesses, and led a jet set lifestyle, including assembling one of the most expensive private collections of jewelry in the world. After many years of ill health, Taylor died from congestive heart failure in 2011, at the age of 79.
Andy Warhol was an American artist, film director, and producer who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. His works explore the relationship between artistic expression, advertising, and celebrity culture that flourished by the 1960s, and span a variety of media, including painting, silk-screening, photography, film, and sculpture. One of his best-known works include the silkscreen paintings Campbell's Soup Cans from 1962.
The portrait in its entirety is that of a completely new pop icon:
PRINCESS. ELIZABETH. ANDREW.
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.