Kate Moss
Kate Moss

Kate Moss, 2015, oil on canvas, 50 x 40 cm

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Camus
Camus
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Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe, 2015, 50 x 40 cm

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Paul Newman
Paul Newman

Paul Newman, 2009, oil on canvas, 90 x 60 cm On the set of Exodus, 1960. I liked Paul Newman better as a bad boy, and I probably had the character of Eddie from The Hustler in mind while I painted, more than Ari Ben Canaan. So the Star of David in the original photo didn't fit. Just as I began this painting, Paul Newman died, and his photo was everywhere, with that blue of his eyes. When I worked from the black and white it was still seared into my memory. I used Cobalt Blue.

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Liz Taylor
Liz Taylor

Liz Taylor, 2017, oil on canvas, 60 x 40 On the set of Giant, 1956

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Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood

Clint Eastwood, 2017, oil on canvas, 50 x 40 cm

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The Dalai Lama
The Dalai Lama

The Dalai Lama, 2014, oil on canvas, 40 x 40 cm

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Mr Cool, Steve McQueen
Mr Cool, Steve McQueen

Steve McQueen, 2011, 60 x 50 cm I'd seen his early classics, but was never a huge fan of Steve McQueen. I loved his look in this photo, though. In the original, there's a sign behind him that says "Closed set. No admittance" and even though it didn't make it onto the canvas, I felt like that summed up a lot of what made Steve so cool and unobtainable. When I looked him up, I found out that he'd died of Mesothelioma at 50. While I painted, I had his life story in mind.

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Mick Jagger
Mick Jagger

Mick Jagger, 2014, oil on canvas, 70 x 60 cm I painted this after going to a Rolling Stones concert in Park Hayarkon in 2014

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Gina Lollobrigida
Gina Lollobrigida

Gina Lollobrigida, 2017, oil on canvas, 60 x 40 cm

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Giacometti
Giacometti

Giacometti, 2015, oil on canvas, 60 x 60 cm "Basically, I no longer work for anything but the sensation I have while working."

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Al Pacino
Al Pacino
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Che Guevara
Che Guevara

Che Guevara, 2016, oil on canvas, 30 x 40 cm

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James Dean
James Dean

James Dean, 2018, oil on canvas, 40 x 30 cm

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The Fab Four
The Fab Four

The Fab Four, 2017, oil on canvas, 60 x 50 cm

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Gatsby: Robert Redford & Mia Farrow
Gatsby: Robert Redford & Mia Farrow

Gatsby, 2012, oil on canvas, 50 x 50 cm Robert Redford was not their first choice for Gatsby, and Mia Farrow was not the first choice for Daisy. The director had bought the rights to the movie so his wife Ali McGraw could play the lead. Then she left him for Steve McQueen. I had just reread Gatsby when I chose this movie shot out of a book on Movies of the Seventies.

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Jimi Hendrix
Jimi Hendrix

Jimi, 2017, oil on canvas, 40 x 40 cm

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Suzi Quatro
Suzi Quatro

Suzie Quatro, 2019, oil on canvas, 40 x 50 cm

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Gary Cooper
Gary Cooper

Gary Cooper, 2017, oil on canvas, 60 x 40 cm

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Audrey Hepburn
Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn, 2017, oil on canvas, 60 x 40 cm

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Norah Jones
Norah Jones
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Sarah Bernhardt
Sarah Bernhardt

Sarah Bernhardt, 2005, oil on canvas, 80 x 60 cm

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Janis Joplin
Janis Joplin

Janis Joplin, 2016, oil on canvas, 60 x 40 cm Inspired by a photo shoot for the cover of Rolling Stone

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John Lennon
John Lennon

John Lennon, 2013, oil on canvas, 50 x 40 cm

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Bridgitte Bardot
Bridgitte Bardot

Brigitte Bardot, 2017, oil on canvas, 60 x 50 cm Inspired by the photo from Philippe Halsman’s Jump Book.

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Ingrid Begman
Ingrid Begman

Inspired by the 1949 photograph by Gordon Parks. Bergman is filming Stromboli in Italy, and having an affair with the director, Rossellini. They are both married. For years, she can't get a job in the US, and works in Europe.

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Audrey
Audrey

Audrey Hepburn in Sabrina, 1954. Like Ingrid Bergman, she got to star with Humphrey Bogart and Cary Grant. Apparently Bergman suggested her for the lead role in The Nun’s Story after she read the script and realized that she was too old.

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Sammy Davis Jnr.
Sammy Davis Jnr.
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Madonna
Madonna

She looks as if she's channelling Marilyn. At first I was confused, it could have easily been either one of them. Except she's wearing leather, that's got to be Madonna. And her blonde hair is streaked through with brown, she doesn't hide the fact she's not a natural. Plus, she's in control. No one's messing with her. She even tells the photographer what to do.

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Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman

Inspired by a 1978 photograph by Ron Gallela, the original paparazzi, at a celebrity tennis match. Marlon Brando hit him, Jackie Onasis sued him, but Dustin Hoffman always smiled when Ron Gallela took his photograph. With this painting, I chose the photographer before the subject, after watching the documentary "Smash his camera."

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Humphrey Bogart
Humphrey Bogart

Humphrey Bogart, 2016, oil on canvas, 50 x 40 cm

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Joan Crawford & Douglas Banks Jnr.
Joan Crawford & Douglas Banks Jnr.
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