Elizabeth Warren is part of my “Irrational Exuberance” portrait series which I began in 2009 when the economy was in turmoil. I started by gathering and collaging material from the subjects' worlds: the legal complaints against Madoff or text from the Wall Street Journal, and painted as needed.  When the Dodd-Frank Act passed, I returned to the series using text from the bill to collage a portrait of Elizabeth Warren who had championed the bill.

- Geoffrey Stein

Elizabeth Warren

Collage, acrylic on stretched canvas
Finished white edges
Ready to hang

Signed on back

24" h x 36" w x 1.5" d
5 lbs. 0 oz.



Geoffrey Stein
New York, New York

Getting to Know Geoffrey

Contemporary portraitist Geoffrey Stein left his job as a New York litigator over 15 years ago to pursue his creative passions. After studying at the Slade School of Fine Art in London, Geoffrey returned to New York with a new career: that of an artist. Based in a bright Garment District studio, Geoffrey creates portraits mostly from life, or from reference images he clips from magazines or his own photographs. Collage and layering are major components of the work. Varying degrees of abstraction within Geoffrey’s oeuvre set a range of emotional tones. “For me, there has always been a tension between the verbal and the visual,” he says. “I paint because I do not have words for the things the paintings are about.”