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Archival Pigment Print on 310gsm Museum Natural Fine Art Paper
14 x 18 Inches
RELEASE DATE: Sep 11 2015
This RUN comes signed, numbered and with a Certificate of Authenticity from Aaron Nagel and 1xRUN.
About this Art
The framing option for this RUN includes a 1 inch black wood frame with UV-glass, foam core backing and ready to hang hardware.
"'Lady With a Sphinx" was humbly modeled after the Leonardo DaVinci painting, "Lady With An Ermine." It is my second attempt at a painting modeled after a classic, the first being my version (of Bouguereau’s version) of the Piéta. I have always liked "Lady With An Ermine;" the lighting on the figure, the stark background, the lettering in the upper left hand corner, and of course, the Ermine (because what the fuck is an ermine?!)
Trying to get the reference photo looking similar was a challenge, but an enjoyable one, as I never have a concrete idea of how I want reference to look, so there tends to be a lot of trial and error. This time, I messed with it until the pose and lighting was right, then just took a few hundred pictures there, with very subtle pose and expression changes. This piece was painted for the “Three Figures” exhibition at Maxwell Alexander Gallery in June of 2014. It was a 3-man show, with Jeremy Mann, Sean Cheetham, and myself. They are two of my favorite artists, so it was a huge honor to show with them." - Aaron Nagel
Born in 1980 in San Francisco, CA, Aaron Nagel began drawing as a child and gradually made his way to painting. Upon discovering oils in his early twenties, he became enamored with the medium and has been obsessed with it ever since. He has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Portland (OR), Philadelphia, Tucson, Miami, and New York and has shown at international art fairs such as Art Miami, Scope, and Art Revolution Taipei. Nagel lives and works in Oakland, CA.
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