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46. Helen Gørrill

A Day at the Pompidou

Estimate: £200 - 300

The Auction Collective x DegreeArt - Lot 46, Helen Gørrill, A Day at the Pompidou

Signed, initialed and dated 'HG 2018 Gorrill' (lower right)
Pencil, collage paper, acrylic paint on foam board
29 x 29 x 3 cm.
Created in 2018

This work features a contemporary transcription of old figure painting, featuring three girls at the Pompidou in shocking neon pink acrylic paint.

With a PhD in Contemporary British Painting co-supervised by the Royal Collage of Art, Helen Gørrill uses collage and mixed media to transform old masters portraits  with contemporary imagery.

Incorporating elements from contemporary sub-cultures and trends of modern society allows the artist to successfully revive historical portraits.

Please note, the figures in this artwork are slightly stronger than the illustration suggests, with more definition showing through the pink. 

Helen Gørrill is also including Portrait of Cosimo II de Medici (the Grand Duke of Tuscany 1639) Photobombed by Drake in the auction. 

The Auction Collective x DegreeArt - Lot 46, Helen Gørrill, A Day at the Pompidou

08 Aug Aug 08

Bankside Hotel, 2 Blackfriars Rd, SE1 9JU