As an artist, Russell Young has long been captivated by the contradiction of the myth and reality of the “American Dream”. Celebrated for his transformations of cultural icons through the process of silk screen printing, his finished works depict the jaded reality of glamorous excess of 21st-century America.
Marilyn Monroe is generally regarded as Young’s most iconic and in demand subject. His early diamond dust works on linen (of which Marilyn Glamour is one) were created in a series of 10 (plus 2 to 3 proofs). Diamond dust is a sparkling material that when applied to paper and ink in the silkscreen printing process creates a textured and incandescent finish.
Each of the screen prints is considered a “series” rather than “an edition” because of the way in which they are each hand pulled and therefore variations exist. The diamond dust is applied individually so disparities exist in this aspect of creation too.
Young’s reputation for celebrity portraiture has made him one of the most collected and sought after artists of our time. His works are exhibited extensively around the world.
Marilyn Glamour will be offered at our Wednesday 1 November Modern and Contemporary Prints auction, estimate £7,000-9,000.
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Our Design sale on 4-5 May includes a group of Arts & Crafts items from the estate of the design writer and biographer Fiona MacCarthy OBE (1940-2020). Married to the Sheffield-based silversmith and designer David Mellor (1930-2009), who she first met when conducting an interview in 1967, MacCarthy’s background as a journalist for House and Garden and the Guardian helped to lay the foundations for seminal works on C R Ashbee, the Omega Workshops, William Morris, Eric Gill, and Stanley Spencer.
Sworders Design department is delighted to be offering a selection of some of the Gabbertas Studio’s most iconic designs, some of which are extremely rare versions of designs or prototypes made by the hand of Mark Gabbertas himself | DESIGN WEDNESDAY 5 MAY 2021
Following Covid's cancellation of the Festival in 2020, the charming Georgian market town of Holt in Norfolk is delighted to be resuming its role as host of East Anglia’s celebration of creativity, Holt Festival, this summer, and Sworders couldn't be prouder to be sponsoring not one, but two art prizes this year.