Original art for sale at | Blondie on Bleecker by Nick Savides | $7,600 | oil painting | 36' h x 48' w | ..\art\oil-painting-Blondie-on-Bleecker

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Blondie on Bleecker

Nick Savides
Ugallery 5345194335 UGallery

Oil painting on Stretched linen New

Finished white edges

Ready to hang


Signed on front


36" h x 48" w x 1.25" d |7 lbs. 6 oz.

In stock $7,600



"The scene is Bleecker Street at Bowery in NoHo," explains artist Nick Savides. "The feature is an adaptation of Shepard Fairey's Blondie mural, featuring Debbie Harry." Here, Nick is interested in not just the mural but depicting it in its setting, providing context. In adapting this image as an oil painting, he renders the figures realistically rather than stylized.

Nick Savides

Brooklyn, New York

Nick learned to paint from his mother when he was a child, but it wasn’t until college that he decided to be a career artist. His realist images of New York City are inspired by the drama of the city–the changing light, the spontaneous magic. Nick begins his process with reference photographs from his daily life, often shooting the same scene at multiple times of the day. He brings the images back to his Brooklyn studio where he composes a scene in Photoshop, adding and subtracting elements from multiple photographs to achieve the perfect composition before beginning to paint. “As my artwork is realistic, one might be tempted to think they are copies from nature,” says the artist. “Really, they are composed–every detail is considered. It is a balance between what is seen, what is true to nature, and what can make a good painting.”

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