This portrait is a re-working with new editions of a portrait made several years ago. The artwork has been re-visited to create as a new Pop Art version. I used to see Vivienne Westwood regularly ride past me near my studio and gallery in Battersea, South London. Amazing Designer, remarkable campaigner and always true to her beliefs. A truly inspirational British Icon.
Check out the close-up details for a better idea of the final image.
Artist:Czar Catstick & The Emperor's New Clothes Collective**
These Gallery Editions are hand-signed by the artist personally (on the front) and include a unique Certificate of Authenticity.
Materials:100% Cotton Paper
Paper:Hahnemühle German Etching
Size 1: 42 x 59.4 cms (16.5" x 23.4")
Size 2: 59.4 x 84.1cm, (23.4" x 33.1")
Size 3: Square20 x 20 inches
Size 4: Square23 x 23 inches
Size 5: Square30 x 30 inches
Size 6: Square 40 x 40 inches
All Sizes 1-5:Editions of 10
Size 6: Edition of 6
Image at approx. 85% paper size
Hand-signed by the artist in pencil (on the front)*
Large Artwork will be shipped rolled in a secure tube.
* Westwood came to public notice when she made clothes for Malcolm McLaren's boutique in the King's Road, which became famous as "SEX". It was their ability to synthesise clothing and music that shaped the 1970s UK punk scene, dominated by McLaren's band, the Sex Pistols. She was deeply inspired by the shock-value of punk "seeing if one could put a spoke in the system".
Westwood went on to open four shops in London, eventually expanding throughout the United Kingdom and the world, selling an increasingly varied range of merchandise, some of it linked to her many political causes such as the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, climate change and the civil rights group Liberty.
Extremely flattered to be included in the Saatchi Blog 'Art We Love' A Few Painting Techniques Artists Use Explained: LinkHERE
**Artwork is signed as StewartHR
Stewart works as 'The Emperor's New Clothes Collective' under various artist alter-egos including Czar Catstick, Jack Smith, Hertz Van Wental and Baxter Cane. Fine Art Editions are also listed in Saatchi Online Collection: Artist Czar Catstick.
NB. Size 4 has an overall paper size of 23.4 x 26.5 inches. (Image approx 20 x 20 inches) The paper can be cut down as required. Please contact if you have any further questions regards the paper sizes, formats or bespoke commission requests.
All Sizes 1-5:Editions of 10, Size 6: Edition of 6