RUSSELL YOUNG*

Audrey Hepburn (New York Black and White)

Medium: Acrylic and enamel screenprint on linen with diamond dust
Year: 2017
Unique
Size: 36 x 28"
Signed, dated, and titled on verso
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Bridget Bardot (St. Tropez ROse) 

Medium: Acrylic enamel and screen print on linen with diamond dust
Year: 2017
From a series of 10 plus proofs
Size: 36 x 28"
Signed, dated, and titled on verso
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Kate Moss #1 (All saints pink and blacK)

Medium: Acrylic and enamel screenprint on linen with diamond dust
Year: 2015
From a series of 10 plus proofs
Size:  62 x 48"
Signed, dated, and titled on verso
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MARILYN CRYING NEW YORK (CHARTREUSE)

Medium: Acrylic and enamel screenprint on linen with diamond dust
Year: 2013
From a series of ten plus proofs
Size: 36 x 28"
Signed, dated, and titled on verso
Additional Images
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MARILYN HOPE (alice blue)

Medium: Acrylic and enamel screenprint on linen with diamond dust
Year: 2014
From a series of ten plus proofs
Size: 36 x 28"
Signed, dated, and titled on verso
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MARILYN PORTRAIT (FRENCH ROSE)

Medium: Acrylic and enamel screenprint on linen with diamond dust
Year: 2014
From a series of ten plus proofs
Size: 36 x 28"
Signed, dated, and titled on verso
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MLK JR. DEAD (Light blue and Magenta)

Medium: Acrylic and enamel screenprint on canvas
Year: 2004
From a series of ten plus proofs
Size: 37 x 29"
Signed, dated, and titled on verso
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MLK Jr. Original
(Rust and Light Green)

Medium: Acrylic and enamel screenprint on canvas
Year: 2005
From a series of ten plus proofs
Size: 37 x 29"
Signed, dated, and titled on verso
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Obama

Medium: Screenprint on black paper
Year: 2008
Edition of 9
Size: 30 x 22"
Hand signed and numbered lower right
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BIOGRAPHY

(b. 1959)

Russell Young

Russell Young was born in Northern England in 1959. 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 to 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 screenprint renditions present a visual journey that bares witness to both the excess and ambition that has helped shape the American Dream, a brooding and sometimes brutal celebration of the characters and events that glamorise and chastise in equal measure. Whether through direct visual reference or by title, the works set out to both assert and and challenge our perception and understanding of what it is to be American in the 21st century.

His body of work includes painting, screenprinting, sculpture, installations and film. He has shown in galleries and museums in London, Paris, Vienna, Berlin, Tokyo, Singapore, New York, Detroit, Miami and Los Angeles. His work is included in the collections of Aby Rosen, The Qatari Royal Family, Kate Moss, David Bowie, Liz Taylor, Barack Obama, The Albertina Museum, The Saatchi Collection and Brad Pitt. Exhibitions include Fame+Shame (2005), Horsepower (2007), Diamond Dust (2008), Dirty Pretty Things (2009),  Diamonds are Forever (2010), American Envy (2011), Only Anarchists Are Pretty (2012), American Envy (2012), The Fight of the Paso del Mar (2014), Marilyn California (2013), Helter Skelter (2014), Lost Angels (2014) Kate Moss (2015) and Forever Young (2015).

Russell Young lives and works in California and New York.

* Long-Sharp Gallery is honored to represent Russell Young.

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