The Bag Full of MoneyBarbara "Barbsie" Safronova
Oil painting on Unstretched canvas New
Painting wraps around edges
Signed on back
69" h x 58" w x .2" d |2 lbs. 0 oz.
When asked about this Pop Art-style portrait of a woman and her pet bulldog, artist Barbara Safronova described the joyful blonde character. "Everybody loved that baby even before she was born. Magnetic energy, sexy, independent and successful, never heard the word "no" in her life - she knows her secret weapon. Holding and smiling at the most precious thing in her life - a bag, full of money. The painting is inspired by the idols of the golden era of the 50s and 60s and vintage pin-up style."
Please note: due to its size, this piece will ship from the artist's studio in Russia unstretched and rolled in a tube. Please contact our art advisors at 415-742-8417 for any questions about shipping and re-stretching.
Artist Barbara "Barbsie" Safronova arranges her figures in traditional poses that can be traced back to Renaissance and ancient art, however, she groups her subjects into powerful communities of women. Using bright, modern colors, she illustrates the unique traits of each figure and the strength of women coming together. Barbara was born and raised in Russia and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Moscow Pedagogical State University. After graduating in 2015, she made a life-changing move to London to pursue her MFA in Portraiture at the renowned art school Central Saint Martins. "This was a precious era of freedom and creativity which opened many doors for me," says Barbara. "I discovered my true self and how easy it is to open your heart to the world, as the most important thing is to embrace the fact we are all so different in our needs and this difference makes the beauty of our life." Today, Barbara works from two studio locations - a big, white, clean space in the countryside where she can paint big canvases, and a smaller space in the city where she creates all of her sketches and small scale works.