Andy (pastel and charcoal)

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Andy (pastel and charcoal)

Postby JJWilliamson » Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:43 pm

I painted this one in approx' two hours after watching a documentary about Jean Michel Basquiat a couple of nights ago. He paint Warhol in double quick time and only hinted at the identity of his subject. So, I've kept this deliberately loose, using the eye only and have kept it unpolished. See what you think.
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Re: Andy (pastel and charcoal)

Postby Pauline » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:19 pm

I watched the same documentary and found it extremely motivational.
I'd never heard of this guy.
Damn shame his life came to such an abrupt end.

Again, i am impressed by your portrait of Andy Warhol.
The fact you spent just 2 hours on it it even more impressive.
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Re: Andy (pastel and charcoal)

Postby JJWilliamson » Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:35 am

Yes, it was a fascinating documentary, loaded with social commentary and artistic expressionism. He seemed to be bursting with anger.
It was interesting that Warhol attempted to warn him about his drug habit, and sad that it eventually took him.

The "art world" certainly values his contribution but was his "skull" really worth $110, 000,000? Doomed, tragic and dead seems to send the prices through the roof. A heavy price to pay, on more than one level. :) I've read since that some of the art critics were/are sceptical about his talent, one describing him as a "featherweight". Nothing new there, then. :)

His untimely death will almost certainly secure his place in art history.

Delighted you liked this drawing, Pauline, because I'm liking this style more and more. I've tidied the nose and mouth since posting but not by much. Just a tweak.

Good to see you again

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Pauline wrote:I watched the same documentary and found it extremely motivational.
I'd never heard of this guy.
Damn shame his life came to such an abrupt end.

Again, i am impressed by your portrait of Andy Warhol.
The fact you spent just 2 hours on it it even more impressive.
:D
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