Striking color limited edition 30 x 88 screenprint diptych by Peyton Scott Russell, entitled 'Saturn's Delta,' numbered 1/5, signed in the lower border in pencil by the artist, "Peyton," and marked with a copyright date of 1995. This artwork explores ideas around African people, spiritual beings, knowledge/geometric shapes, and the universe. This work was originally created for Prince's Glam Slam nightclub, but it closed prior to 1996. Each individual sheet of the two-piece diptych measures 30 x 44. In very good to fine condition, with a four-inch tear to the lower right corner of the upper sheet that has been repaired with archival tape to the reverse.
Minneapolis-based graffiti artist Peyton Scott Russell is especially well-known for his association with Prince, who he first met during the 1990s. Peyton was given the opportunity to exhibit his work at Prince's Glam Slam nightclub beginning in 1993. In 1996, Peyton was commissioned to help redecorate Paisley Park for Prince's wedding to Mayte Garcia. Peyton's impressive large-format prints offer a fusion of Warhol-esque technique with a distinctly modern aesthetic.
For the full story on Peyton's experience with Prince, Paisley Park, and Glam Slam go to: http://mspmag.com/arts-and-culture/the-man-who-made-it-gold/