Signed, numbered and dated by the artist.
“The drawings… bring that bizarre phenomenon of movie Gods and Goddesses back to us now in sharp focus – the elegiac rendering of the mourners – in graphite – possess an extraordinarily cinematic quality – as collage – montage – what ever – the evocation is pure poetry. The beauty of the black and white rendering of each portrait emerging from the inky black of the surround re- calling film posters and yet somehow the darkness of grief itself. The strange obsessive theatre of silent mime frozen in time.
In it’s elegant melancholy ‘Valentino’s Funeral’ emulates some of the grandeur and brilliance of that era – and serves as an exquisite commentary on the smallness of today’s stars.
The silver screen in vivid black and white was nev- er more luminous – as tribute and memorial- more dignified and beautiful – the tomb which Valentino truly deserves.”
John Maybury, 2009
This giclée print is on heavy, fine art Hahnemühle photo-rag paper. The smooth yet slightly textured surface of this paper allows for the highest quality reproduction of the original artwork. The inks used are archival and will not fade.