“The female in this artwork is a family friend who wanted me to photograph her a as a cowgirl. Misty brought her own cowboy hat, along with a pair of pistols and a leather jacket. From this photoshoot, I made a halftone painting, which I think adds a sense of mysticism – much like the film noir movies of the 1940s. “The two-tone dot paintings look very contemporary, and I love painting women as strong, powerful, independent, no-nonsense
individuals. The pink background is an homage to Andy Warhol, while the silver version can be likened to his infamous Factory studio on East 47th Street, New York City. When I first saw it, I was knocked out – I loved it, it looks so modern. “The title comes from the film Smokin’ Aces (2006). It is an absolutely insane, over-the-top, shoot-‘em- up, drug-fuelled inferno.”
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Smokin’ Aces - Silver (above) Silkscreen on Torn Moulin du Roy 300gsm Paper | Edition of 80 Image size 53cm x 81cm | Framed Size 76cm x 105cm £1,495 Framed
Smokin’ Aces - Pink (opposite) Silkscreen on Torn Moulin du Roy 300gsm Paper | Edition of 80 Image size 53cm x 81cm | Framed Size 76cm x 105cm £1,495 Framed
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