Versace Gray StripesGregory Brown
Acrylic paint with a Versace silk tie on Stretched canvas New
Painting wraps around edges
Varnished and Ready to hang
Signed on back
30" h x 30" w x 1.5" d |5 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 painting features a Versace tie from Gianni's 1995 collection. This is a special piece because there is a small Medusa in the center of the tie. The Medusa was Gianni's signature icon but didn't appear on many of his ties. The gray, black and cream combination are a departure from his common themes of red and gold. The Versace label has been removed from the tie and is attached to the back of the canvas.
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.