Thursday, January 10, 2008
The Bonfire of the Vanities: sketches
I was thinking of a big bonfire.
I was thinking an Empire State Building is just an Empire State Building. But it looked more like a hypodermic needle/drug story.
And tried to use an 80s color palette inspired by Playboy pin-up / Duran Duran's RIO artist Patrick Nagel.
with Olga Grlic // Go Studio
I was thinking 1980s NYC and Sherman McCoy, a Wall Street “Master of the Universe” who has it all—a Park Avenue apartment, a job that brings wealth, power and prestige, a beautiful wife, an even more beautiful mistress as a retelling of The Fall of Icarus.
Pieter Bruegel, Landscape with the Fall of Icarus c. 1558
Oil on canvas, mounted on wood, 73.5 x 112 cm
Musees Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, Brussels
Posted by H3NR7 at 1/10/2008