Brigitte Bardot, 2017
Hand-pulled acrylic and enamel screenprint on linen
with diamond dust in Revolver White unique colorway
70 x 54 1/2 inches (177.8 x 138.4 cm)
New York, NY - Taglialatella Galleries is pleased to present “Femme Fatale”, the world premier exhibition of exclusive new unique works by renowned British pop artist Russell Young. Featuring portraits of iconic, glamorous, and powerful women, Young’s newest collection is set to be unveiled at an opening reception on February 16th, 2017 at the gallery in Chelsea, NY.
These large-scale paintings celebrate a group of important female entertainers, each of whom has influenced the artist throughout his life and continues to inspire millions. Young depicts his admiration for these “Femme Fatales” through striking portraiture in his definitive style, combining screen printing on linen with his recognizable diamond dust signature. Each of these original, hand-pulled works have been executed at a monumental scale, indeed making the women larger than life.
Femme Fatale will open the week of Valentine’s Day, as a nod to pop culture’s ongoing love for the diverse talents of Young’s subjects that include Brigitte Bardot, Sophia Loren, Audrey Hepburn and Nina Simone. With this collection, the artist underscores the continuing importance and relevance of these women, now more than ever given the cultural tensions and political discourse in contemporary society.
In a statement, Young writes: “The women of Femme Fatale are women of intelligence, sex appeal, ridiculous talent. They are all activists, humanitarians and rebellious by nature.” He pauses and concludes with the cautionary, “They may cause death.
Taglialatella Galleries will host an opening reception (6-8pm) on February 16th at our flagship location, 229 10th Avenue. The artist will attend; RSVP is required. The exhibition will be open to the public and runs through March 16th, 2017.