Sam McKinniss - Costume Dramas
15,2 x 22,8 cm
6 x 8 1/2 in
Almine Rech Editions is pleased to announce the book launch of Costume Drama, Sam McKinnis's new book published in conjunction with the artist's show held at the Michael Ovitz collection in Los Angeles, in 2021.
Painter Sam McKinniss sources his works from images of recent pop cultural phenomena he finds using Google Image Search, such as the much celebrated and widely discussed portrait of Prince, painted and exhibited in New York immediately following the beloved pop star's unti-mely death. He is inspired by themes or narratives focu-sing on romance or tragedy, beauty, perversion, innocence and its destruction. Most often his paintings are portraits of celebrities such as movie stars and musicians, while at other times he finds landscapes or animals as suitable subject matter. He lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.