DOUBLE MICK JAGGER, 2011

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This last available paper print was hand printed by Russell in his California Studio; the double Mick is from the American Envy" series.

The "American Envy" series shatters the illusion of the American Dream, with screen prints such as "Elvis TV", referring to Memphis Tennessee in 1966 when a young Aaron Elvis Presley shot the screen out of his television, the crackling sound of interference silenced by a single shot, juxtaposed with an image of a smiling Elvis holding a pistol in 'Elvis Pistol'. A young Jackie ‘O’ gazes coquettishly at the camera in "Jackie", but some years later, when a single bullet penetrates the windshield of JFK's Lincoln Continental, her seemingly perfect world is destroyed along with the hopes and dreams of a generation. "Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee", shows the upside of the American dream, portraying young black boxer Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr, who changed his name to Muhammad Ali and propelled himself to stardom through sheer will and determination, silencing critics and challenging the prejudices of a nation along the way. The American Envy series of paintings are available through Russell's galleries.

Enamel paint hand pulled screen print on Somerset paper
30 x 44 inches
Unique print from an edition of 3