Russell
Young


Works

Works on Canvas

Bardot Cowgirl (Wild Blue)


62’’ x 43’’

Bardot Supreme (Riviera White)


62’’ x 48’’

Beatlemania (Let It Be Blue)


36’’ x 60’’

Elvis 1968 Triptych (Graceland Blue)


52’’ x 96’’

Kate Moss (Tropical Pink)


36’’ x 27’’

Man on the Moon. Mott the Hoople and the game of life. Yeah yeah yeah yeah


62’’ x 45’’

Mick Jagger (Hurricane Pink)


36’’ x 27’’

Audrey Hepburn (crash silver + black)


48’’ x 62’’

Ali (Lightning Pink and Black)


70’’ x 54 1/2’’

Ali (Smoketown Blue)


62’’ x 48’’

Ali (Smoketown Thunder White and Black)


62’’ x 48’’

Bardot (St. Tropez bleu and black)


36’’ x 28’’

Bardot (Misty blue)


70’’ x 54 1/2’’

Bardot Thunder (blizzard white)


48’’ x 62’’

David Bowie (Fame Electric Blue)


48’’ x 62’’

David Bowie (Fame Ruby Red)


48’’ x 62’’

Elizabeth Taylor (Atomic Silver + Black)


62’’ x 48’’

Elizabeth Taylor (Electric Pink and Black)


70’’ x 54 1/2’’

Elvis Heartbreak Hotel (rose pink)


65’’ x 51’’

Hepburn (Love Blue and Black)


62’’ x 48’’

Hepburn (Electric Pink and Black)


70’’ x 54 1/2’’

Hepburn (Tempest Gold and Black)


62’’ x 48’’

Jackie (Camelot Blue)


47 1/2’’ x 62 1/2’’

Jackie (Strawberry Pink and Black)


47’’ x 62’’

Jagger (Black and White)


62’’ x 48’’

James Dean (B+W)


37 1/2’’ x 29 1/2’’

Kate Moss (Medium) #1 (Rose Pink + Black)


35 1/2’’ x 27 1/2’’

Kate Moss (Mercury Purple)


38’’ x 29’’

Kate Moss #1 (Kings Blue)


62’’ x 48’’

Magnificent Seven (Tempest Silver and Black)


38’’ x 62’’

Marilyn Chanel (California powder blue)


62’’ x 48’’

Marilyn Chanel (bruised pink)


36’’ x 28’’

Marilyn Crying (berlin blue)


65’’ x 51’’

Marilyn Crying (Las Palmas Blue and Black)


26’’ x 19 1/2’’

Marilyn Crying (misty pink)


65’’ x 51’’

Marilyn Crying (Serrano Pink and Black)


26’’ x 19 1/2’’

Marilyn Crying (Siren Pink)


36’’ x 28’’

Marilyn Crying (Siren B+W)


36’’ x 28’’

Marilyn Crying (Snow White and Black)


62’’ x 95’’

Marilyn Crying Diptych (Wild Pink and Black)


62’’ x 94’’

Marilyn Glamour (EX2010 Atomic Gold + Black)


37’’ x 29’’

Marilyn Portrait (Rosewood Pink and Black)


27’’ x 20 1/2’’

Marilyn Superstar (Petroleum Pink and Black)


70’’ x 54 1/2’’

Marilyn Superstar (Platinum and Black)


26 1/2’’ x 18 1/2’’

Sophia (Pink)


36’’ x 28’’

Sophia Supreme (La Luna Blue)


62’’ x 48’’

Steven McQueen (crash silver + black)


62’’ x 48’’

Works on Paper

Ali (Smoketown Gold)


42’’ x 33’’, Ed. 45

Bardot (Thunder White)


54’’ x 69’’, Ed. 5 AP

Bardot (red and black)


30’’ x 24’’, Ed. 10

Elvis Pistol (Revolver White and Black)


35’’ x 44’’, Ed.45

Kate Moss #1 (PLAYBOY EDITION) B+W


46’’ x 35’’, Ed. 3 AP

Marilyn Chanel (B+W)


42’’ x 33’’, Ed. 45

Marilyn Crying (Cloud Blue)


42’’ x 33’’, Ed. 45

Marilyn Glamour


35 1/2’’ x 30’’, Ed. 45

Marilyn Hollywood (Blue)


42’’ x 33’’, Ed. 15

Marilyn Hollywood (Pink and Black)


42’’ x 33’’, Ed. 15

Marilyn Hope (Liquid Gold)


42’’ x 33’’, Ed. 50

Marilyn Portrait (Liquid Gold and Black)


42’’ x 33’’, Ed. 50

Marilyn Portrait (Silver Edition)


35 1/2’’ x 30’’, Ed. 45


Biography

It was in the 80s that British photographer Russell Young first lent his eye to celebrity culture. The assignment was photographing George Michael for the sleeve of an album called “Faith”. That job launched a career and soon Russell was shooting musicians like Morrissey, Bjork, Springsteen, Dylan, REM, New Order, The Smiths, Diana Ross, Paul Newman and many other celebrities. The next natural step was directing music videos; Russell directed a hundred music videos during the heyday of MTV.

Ten years into his career, Russell started painting, but his work remained private. Until 2003, when Young showed his first series of paintings called Pig Portraits, this first show sold out. Young has risen to be an internationally acclaimed pop artist, creating larger than life silkscreen paintings of images from history and pop culture.

“My work is sort of the soundtrack to my life, loves, experiences and influences. My method of working is to search, destroy and create. The images of this series have been collected from newspaper cuttings, e-bay, long correspondence with police departments throughout the world or even given by celebrities themselves. The idea to create “anti-celebrity” portraits was probably a reaction to my former career. However, they turned out to be even more beautiful and iconic. There is undeniably this attitude that is very real, in your face, a beauty that is hard to ignore. These would be my heroes that are missing from Art History.”

Russell Young has become one of the most collected and sought after artists of our time. Celebrities and the most discriminating collectors like Abby Rosen, the Getty’s, Elizabeth Taylor, David Hockney, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, David Bowie and President Barack Obama have added Russell’s works to their collections. His larger than life screenprint images from history and popular culture are compelling, daunting, and undeniable.

Russell is married to actress and presenter Finola Hughes; they have three young children Dylan, Cash and Sadie, Russell lives and works in New York and California.

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