Thomas Wolski is an award-winning British artist whose signature style comprises images within images, utilising iconic bold silhouettes that tease the eye as the hidden treasures within reveal themselves. Wolski featured several times in British Vogue and ITV’s iconic month long pride campaign, and has worked with global brands including Bentley, world famous football clubs, luxury fashion houses and skittles. He has quietly gained a cult following amongst a host of global A-list celebrities and collectors. As a result his works are rarely exhibited.
One of two pieces donated to the Auction this year, Lording It is a first edition print of the illustrated sculpture, the ‘Sacred heart of Jesus Christ’ bust, purchased by Wolski at a local antiques market and lovingly re-conditioned. As with many of his illustrated curiosities it is not always the provenance of the piece that adds to the value but the skilled application and thought behind it.
Wolski says: “It is always wonderful when there is a story but when there is not it is even more wonderful to make up that story yourself.”
Donated by Thomas Wolski
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