Homage to Roy Lichtenstein. An original signed acrylic on canvas painting by American artist Jack Graves (1988-) titled "Linda Evangelista Icon" (Homage to Roy Lichtenstein), 2016. Hand signed, titled, and dated by Graves on verso. Roy Lichtenstein's 1962 painting "Aloha" is a direct inspiration for this work. Part of Graves' 2016 Icon series. Canvas size: 20" x 16". Mint condition.
Jack Graves was born in 1988 in Jacksonville, FL. He spent much of his adolescence in his father's art gallery, Graves International Art, surrounded by a diversity of artworks from Albrecht Durer to Andy Warhol. He began producing works from an early age, and later studied art history and fine art at The Blue Ridge School, Newcastle University in England, and Hampden-Sydney College. At The Blue Ridge School Graves won the Departmental Award for his art, during his tenure at Newcastle University he was selected to produce the artwork for the Annual Ball, and at Hampden- Sydney College he was commissioned to create the cover art for their annual book of poetry, The Garnet. Since 2011, Jack has exhibited throughout The United States and sold to collectors internationally. In recent years Graves has produced album artwork for musicians and created large scale murals for businesses. While completing these commissions he has been diligently honing his skill and attention towards a new art form, â€œEclecticismâ€. Graves states, â€œAn â€œEclecticismâ€ work uses two or more different art styles, from the past or what new ones I develop for the future, in best presenting an original artwork.â€. Graves seeks to unveil this series of iconoclastic works early 2017.