K, she may not be a rock star, but here’s the deal…
A couple days ago, I was getting my hair done and admiring these pop art portraits of rock stars they had up on the walls. There was a portrait over every station and I recognized all of them with this one exception. Hints… * From memory, the other portraits in the shop were of Bob Marley, Kurt Cobain, Amy Winehouse, John Lennon, James Dean, and Scott Weiland. (I know I’m forgetting at least one.)
* All of the subjects in the portraits are dead.
* All but one of the subjects were rock stars, the outlier being James Dean.
* Cobain and Winehouse are members of The 27 Club, but none of the others are. Shit, I guess that’s not a hint. Never-mind.
I feel like the open mouth, large teeth, and the beauty mark should be signposts, but I can’t figure it out and it’s driving me nuts! The portraits were done by the husband of the former owner of the shop (I think that’s what they told me) and at this point, my hairdresser tells me nobody there knows who the subject of this painting is. His guess was Anna Nicole Smith, and I can definitely see thats a possibility. Plus, the expression on her face looks markedly similar to the photo taken of her during her wardrobe malfunction at that awards show like 3-4 years before she died.
So… who’s got a guess? Is it Anna? Are we all missing something super obvious? HALP!!! #the27club#deadrockstars#popart#popartportrait#namethatdeadgirl#popartist#poparts#popartgirl#popartlife#popartcustom#popartculture#popartpainting#annanicolesmith#popartmystery#instatweet#marniwrites
WHY I DESIGN ? | #YiD - @kray_kustomz_art ---------------------------------
Art life is only lonely when you don’t have anybody around you who is into art. Luckily for me I have people around me who share the same interests for art and creativity as I do.
If you don’t have people around you who feel the same as you do, don’t be afraid to stand out and be you! Be that odd ball that lives colourfully. Don’t hide who you were meant to be!
Advice 2: Do NOT get discouraged when you start to feel like you’re not getting the recognition you think you deserve. It may not be your time to shine yet.
That’s another thing I had to learn. During that time I kept at making art. I kept at trying new things until I finally found what worked for me. Now I’m slowly but surely getting recognized. It’s only going to get better. But you have to have patience!
I’ve always had more positive responses to my art than negative ones. I cherish every response from everyone who has commented on my art, or shared my art on social media.
But I have to say the very most memorable thing I will always hold dear is when people actually buy or commission me to do a piece of art for them. That means a lot because they love my art so much they want to have a piece of it to last a lifetime!
Basquiat, Kehinde Wiley, and Frida Khalo
One artist I would like to see featured next is @keelyj_art
- KRay Kustomz