The framing option for this RUN includes a 1 Inch Black Wood Frame with UV-Glass, foam core backing and ready to hang hardware.
"'The Sphinx' was created as part of my 'Fury' art show in 2012. 'Fury' was a mythological re-imagining of our frenzied new cycle, with a particular focus on the revolution-type imagery coming out in the wake of the G8/G20 riots, the various occupy movements and the Arab Spring. Putting the current mayhem against a larger, more timeless backdrop, I was partly inspired by 19th painting by the likes of Eugene Delacroix ('Liberty Leading the People') and also the Greek Theban Plays.
I was also influenced by the medieval notion of death as a soothing female figure and bringer of sleep. The transition between eras was also a major thematic point of of the series. With older architectural elements contrasted against the current actors on our streets. Finally the Sphinx is an ancient symbol wielding the riddle of death." - Billy Norrby
This RUN comes signed, numbered and with a Certificate of Authenticity from Billy Norrby and 1xRUN.
ABOUT Billy Norrby:
Billy Norrby graduated from SVA in 2010. (Studied pre-dominantly under Marvin Mattelson and Steven Assael.) Since 2010 and onwards he has been in a large number of group and solo shows including Corey Helford Gallery's 5th anniversary gala show, "Made in Polaroid" at the Philip De Pury auction house, "Dark Water" at Copro Gallery Los Angeles, "Nocturnes" at the National Arts Club of New York. "Sur-realism" at Arcadia Gallery New York. "The New Romantics" at Space Junk Gallery, France. "Twin Peaks anniversary show" at Copro Gallery curated by David Lynch, "Anoint" Outsiders Gallery London, "Resonating Images III" at the William Roland Gallery of Fine Art. Norrby's art has also been featured in art annuals such as 3x3 and Spectrum Fantastical Art, as well annual art fairs Scope Miami and Scope New York.
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