Purple Wrapping PaperGregory Brown
Acrylic paint with a Versace silk tie on Stretched canvas New
Painting wraps around edges
Varnished and Ready to hang
Signed on back
24" h x 36" w x 1.5" d |4 lbs. 0 oz.
Part of artist Gregory Brown's signature series of abstract paintings created around vintage, "pre-death" Gianni Versace ties. Gregory starts a painting by selecting a tie from his continually changing collection. He says "it comes down to if I'm in a conservative mood or a bright mood! And what people don't know is that Gianni created an IMMENSE collection with varying color schemes from 1990 to 1997."
This is a Versace tie which Gianni did in several color schemes in 1993-94. The colors and patterns are masterfully blended, and the tie is wrapped completely around the canvas. The tail is glued underneath the front of the tie. The Versace label has been removed and is attached to the back of the canvas. The painting is wired to hang in two different directions.
Artist Gregory Brown melds Verscace ties with dynamic geometric patterns. Gregory emphasizes the art in fashion by breathing a new life in late Gianni Versace's work. With a collection of vintage Versace ties, Gregory expands the creative vision on canvas by spotlighting each Versace piece. "The glamour in fashion ended with Gianni's death in 1997, I wanted to find a way to keep his collection alive," states Gregory. In his free time, Gregory enjoys traveling across Europe, reading historical stories, and being an avid runner. His dynamic artwork has been displayed in American Airlines Admirals Clubs in both Miami and Chicago, the World Trade Center in Dallas, and shown at exhibits in Jerusalem and Paris.