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Russell Young


Acrylic paint screen print on canvas (Blue + Magenta)
62 x 48 in. (157.5 x 121.9 cm)
From the series Pig Portraits

Price: $15,000

Pig Portraits is about the glamour in the dark side of crime, fame, sex, drugs and rock and roll.

Culled from Police booking photographs commonly called Mug Shots, the colorful collection of Young’s ‘Pig Portraits’ subtly question the nature of photography, portraiture and the double-edged sword of celebrity itself. Juxtaposed against his earlier portraits, these images are sometimes considered ‘anti-celebrity’, when in fact, they create a bold tribute, demonstrating a youth and rebellion that we can all relate to and appreciate.