"Femme Fatale”, the exhibition of exclusive new unique hand pulled works by renowned British pop artist Russell Young. Featuring portraits of iconic, glamorous, and powerful women.
These large-scale paintings celebrate a group of important female entertainers, each of whom has influenced the artist throughout his life and continue to inspire millions around the World. 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 May 11th, 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.”