7 pm on 16th May - Alon Zakaim Fine Art
This May, The Auction Collective presents Hyper-Colour-Pop-Culture - an auction that brings together the bright and vibrant worlds of urban art, pop culture and geometric abstraction. ArteMea artist’s agency, who represent creative talents and supports the work of several inspiring individuals, presents two artists in the Hyper-Colour-Pop-Culture auction: the Italian pop artist, Ernesto Romano and British artist, Endless.
Looking forward to seeing you at Alon Zakaim Fine Art, 5-7 Dover Street (W1S 4LD) at 7 pm on 16th May for the Auction.
Lizzie Vuitton Blue
Estimate: £10,000 - 15,000
Signed 'Endless' (lower right)
Mixed media with gold leaf and resin on canvas
Framed: 125 x 95 cm.
Painted in 2018
The Queen, Louis Vuitton and gold leaf combine to form a painting of icons from the London-based urban artist's Brand Worship series.
Endless creates artwork that comments on modern society's "worship of high-end brands and constant desire for luxury items". In Lizzie Vuitton Blue, the gold leaf and designer symbols are layered around the Queen - a person the artist recognises as Britain's ultimate icon.
The playful expression of the Queen is Endless' nod to the British punk scene, a subject that features throughout his artwork. To mark the 40th anniversary of punk, the artist was even commissioned by Liberty London to create an monumental homage to movement on Regent Street.
Lizzie Vuitton Blue was featured on the cover of Damn Magazine - A European magazine on Contemporary Culture.
Endless' paintings are collected internationally and have been exhibited throughout London, including as a large-scale installation in the windows of Liberty's London. Endless gained media attention with his London billboard campaign to raise awareness of body shaming adverts. He has also presented his timeless CHAPEL artwork on the walls of the landmark Oxo Tower and a on a video installation at the windows of Flannel’s Building at Oxford Street. Endless' artwork can also be found at Contini Contemporary Gallery, London.
The Importance of Being Earnest
Estimate: £1,800 - 2,800
Signed and dated (on the reverse)
Chromogenic print with perspex reverse mounting
100 x 100 cm.
Created in 2015
This work is number 5 from an edition of 5.
This self-portrait consists of 40 coloured x-rays of the artist's skull.
Ernesto Romano is an Italian artist living and working in London. His work explores the common truths hidden behind human behaviour. By looking at what lies behind the facade of our appearances, emotions and status, the artist reflects on the shared vulnerabilities of human nature - "when stripped of our adornments, we all look the same underneath".
This work was selected by Art Below for its installation at Holborn Underground Station - an initiative that uses billboard spaces to display artworks that enrich the everyday life of the traveling public.