RUSSELL YOUNG*

Andy warhol NYC (Black + White)

Year: 2018
Medium: Acrylic and enamel screenprint on linen with diamond dust
From a series of 10 plus proofs
Signed, dated, and titled on verso
Size: 62 x 48"
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Audrey Hepburn (New York Black and White)

Year: 2017
Medium: Acrylic and enamel screenprint on linen with diamond dust
From a series of 10 plus proofs
Signed, dated, and titled on verso
Size: 36 x 28"
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Jackie O (Strawberry Pink)

Year: 2017
Medium: Acrylic and enamel screen print on linen with diamond dust
From a series of 13 plus proofs
Size: 62 x 48”
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MARILYN CRYING (Amber)

Year: 2013
Medium: Acrylic and enamel screenprint on linen with diamond dust
From a series of 10 plus proofs
Size: 36 x 28”
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MARILYN glamour (black and white)

Year: 2010
Medium: Acrylic and enamel screenprint on linen with diamond dust
From a series of 10 plus proofs
Size: 37 x 29”
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MARILYN HOPE (alice blue)

Year: 2014
Medium: Acrylic and enamel screenprint on linen with diamond dust
From a series of 10 plus proofs
Signed, dated, and titled on verso
Size: 36 x 28”
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MARILYN PORTRAIT (FRENCH ROSE)

Year: 2014
Medium: Acrylic and enamel screenprint on linen with diamond dust
From a series of 10 plus proofs
Signed, dated, and titled on verso
Size: 36 x 28”
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MARILYN PORTRAIT (olympic blue)

Year: 2014
Medium: Acrylic and enamel screenprint on linen with diamond dust
From a series of 10 plus proofs
Size: 26 x 19.5”
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MLK Jr. Original
(Rust and Light Green)

Year: 2005
Medium: Acrylic and enamel screenprint on canvas
From a series of 10 plus proofs
Signed, dated, and titled on verso
Size: 37 x 29”
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Obama

Year: 2008
Medium: Acrylic and enamel screenprint on linen with diamond dust
Colorway: Black & White
Size: 62 x 48”
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BIOGRAPHY

(b. 1959)

photo of artist, 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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