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Jonathan Yeo

'I was playing Helen at the Globe and was inspired by Jonathan’s powerful portrait of Kevin Spacey as Richard III. Jonathan came and watched the play and that became the basis of the portrait. He has done an extraordinary job of capturing my Helen in this image. When I look at it, I do not see myself, I see myself as another. I see Helen and what I came to know of her. I see the strength, the pain, and the penetrating gaze of a woman who has haunted the human imagination for several thousand years since she was understood as the catalyst for war. Perhaps most interestingly, I see her seeing us.'   - Lily Cole

This print is a cropped image of the original portrait and each has been hand finished with gold leaf. 


Technique

The painting was photographed with a Hasselblad HD5 50 mega pixel camera. The printing was done on Epson printers using Epson archival pigment inks with constant attention to any colour and texture discrepancies. Each print has been hand finished by varnishing in different parts of the image. Published in 2014. 



Jonathan Yeo
Jonathan Yeo (born 1970) is the London-based contemporary portraitist responsible for paintings of Cara Delevingne, Nicole Kidman, Dennis Hopper, Prince Philip, Erin O'Connor, George W Bush, David Cameron and Damien Hirst. Although portraiture is sometimes thought of as a conservative medium, Yeo has shown himself to be in pursuit of a subversive agenda, as in his unauthorised 2007 portrait of George W Bush, created from cuttings of pornographic magazines, which brought him worldwide notoriety. He used a similar method in an unauthorised portrait of Paris Hilton, while his painted portraits of British politicians have displayed a similar level of critique unwelcome to the subjects. For the last two years Yeo has been working closely with optical technology specialists in Europe and California in an experimental project to develop software that will allow artists to create in three dimensions via virtual reality. The results are to be revealed in a breakthrough exhibition, ‘From Life’, at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, 2017.

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£2,640.00

Lily Cole

Lily Cole

Lily Cole

Archival pigment print with gold leaf
Archival pigment print with gold leaf
Edition of 48
Signed & numbered by the artist on the front

£2,640.00

Sheet size
61.5 x 51.5 cm
24¼ x 20⅓ in

Image size
n/a

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'I was playing Helen at the Globe and was inspired by Jonathan’s powerful portrait of Kevin Spacey as Richard III. Jonathan came and watched the play and that became the basis of the portrait. He has done an extraordinary job of capturing my Helen in this image. When I look at it, I do not see myself, I see myself as another. I see Helen and what I came to know of her. I see the strength, the pain, and the penetrating gaze of a woman who has haunted the human imagination for several thousand years since she was understood as the catalyst for war. Perhaps most interestingly, I see her seeing us.'   - Lily Cole

This print is a cropped image of the original portrait and each has been hand finished with gold leaf. 

Additional Information

First Name Jonathan
Last Name Yeo
Artist Description Jonathan Yeo (born 1970) is the London-based contemporary portraitist responsible for paintings of Cara Delevingne, Nicole Kidman, Dennis Hopper, Prince Philip, Erin O'Connor, George W Bush, David Cameron and Damien Hirst. Although portraiture is sometimes thought of as a conservative medium, Yeo has shown himself to be in pursuit of a subversive agenda, as in his unauthorised 2007 portrait of George W Bush, created from cuttings of pornographic magazines, which brought him worldwide notoriety. He used a similar method in an unauthorised portrait of Paris Hilton, while his painted portraits of British politicians have displayed a similar level of critique unwelcome to the subjects. For the last two years Yeo has been working closely with optical technology specialists in Europe and California in an experimental project to develop software that will allow artists to create in three dimensions via virtual reality. The results are to be revealed in a breakthrough exhibition, ‘From Life’, at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, 2017.
Edition of 48
Ed Date 2014
Inscriptions Signed & numbered by the artist on the front
Short Technique Archival pigment print with gold leaf
Sheet Size 61.5 x 51.5 cm
Sheet Size (Inches) 24¼ x 20⅓ in
Image Size n/a
Image Size (inches) No
Technical Description

The painting was photographed with a Hasselblad HD5 50 mega pixel camera. The printing was done on Epson printers using Epson archival pigment inks with constant attention to any colour and texture discrepancies. Each print has been hand finished by varnishing in different parts of the image. Published in 2014. 

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