God Save The Dame*: Portrait of Vivienne Westwood*
Released as small editions of only in ten in each of three colours (Red, White and Blue).
These Gallery Editions are hand-signed by the artist personally (on the front) and include a unique Certificate of Authenticity.
Type: Fine-Art Print
Materials: 100% Cotton
Paper Type: Hahnemühle German Etching
Paper Size: Approx 26x23 inches
Image size: 20x20 inch (approx)
Red, White & Blue Editions
Gallery Editions of only 10 for each colour
This artwork is sold unframed
Includes Certificate of Authenticity
Artwork will be shipped rolled in a secure tube.
* Westwood came to public notice when she made clothes for Malcolm McLaren's boutique in the King's Road, which became famous as "SEX". It was their ability to synthesise clothing and music that shaped the 1970s UK punk scene, dominated by McLaren's band, the Sex Pistols. She was deeply inspired by the shock-value of punk "seeing if one could put a spoke in the system".
Westwood went on to open four shops in London, eventually expanding throughout the United Kingdom and the world, selling an increasingly varied range of merchandise, some of it linked to her many political causes such as the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, climate change and the civil rights group Liberty.
This portrait is a re-working of a portrait I made several years ago. The artwork has been re-visited to create a new Pop Art version. I used to see Vivienne Westwood regularly ride past me near my studio and gallery in Battersea, South London. Amazing Designer, remarkable campaigner and always true to her beliefs. A truly inspirational British Icon.
Artist: Stewart aka Czar Catstick & The Emperor's New Clothes Collective**
**Stewart works as 'The Emperor's New Clothes Collective' under various artist alter-egos including Czar Catstick, Jack Smith, Hertz Van Wental, Reverend Chicken McPoodle and Baxter Cane - Signed as StewartHR
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