Medium: Mixed media (screenprint, acrylic, enamel and diamond dust) on canvas, signed by the artist
Good To Know: Professionally framed, stored in humidity controlled art storage facility, condition report available upon request.
Arty-Fact: Renowned for using powerful images appropriated from history and popular culture, British-American pop artist Russell Young, loves to glamourise “a very aggressive and violent image”.
Like pop artists past and present, Russell remakes these images which attest to the appetites and bewitching excesses of fame.
Russell began to use diamond dust in 2007. He called the series Dirty Pretty Things, pressing the crystals into the web pigment of the images of his paintings. “Riot” is a great example of this technique.
Extract from "The Other America", Martin Luther King, Jr., Stanford University, 1967