LhouetteLhouette’s trademark fusion of gritty urban street art and Warhol-esque pop culture iconography is a concept the artist describes as “Pop Maximalism”. The striking binary between the old and new and the raw and the refined, is the major juxtaposition inherent to Lhouette’s work. With collectors high profile collectors including Antonio Banderas and Ronan Keating.
MASS MCQUEEN"The King of Cool", Steve McQueen's anti-authoritarian persona, cocksure acting style and proficiency with racing vehicles made him the poster-boy for the 1960s counterculture and the highest paying actor of the 1970s. In Lhouette's homage he adds classic American icons and hand weathered mixed media to create a Boutique Edition: each work as idiosyncratic as its star.
NEW ADVENTURES IN TEXTURECorrugated iron (actually steel today) was invented in the 1820s in the UK. Its versatile properties making it ubiquitous as a building material around the world, where it soon became steeped in cultural iconography. This symbolism has made it a perfect material for Lhouette, with his famous juxtaposition of icons and use of exciting surfaces.
BOUTIQUE EDITIONSThe amount of hand-embellishment Lhouette undertakes on each edition of Mass McQueen is what elevates a print run to the status of Boutique Edition. With genuine up-cycled materials, decoupaged wood panels, collaged paper, hand weathering and individually added icons: every example of Mass McQueen is a unique artwork in its own right.
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The master of Pop Maximalist Art meets the King of Cool... Lhouette's latest work fuses the livewire charm of Steve McQueen with classic American icons and hand weathered mixed media to create a new Boutique Edition: each piece as idiosyncratic as its Hollywood star.