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"Mind Games (back)"

Silver Leaf, Watercolor
12 x 12 x .5" inches
© Xany Rudoff


In these works, Rudoff explores the idea of the iconic by using found albums — David Bowie, Debbie Harry, Led Zeppelin — that feature images that are themselves iconic and borrowing the visual language of religious paintings to push this idea even further. In a process that mimics the making of Renaissance icon paintings, Rudoff applies gold leaf to the album’s surface, followed by paint and lacquer. The result is breathtaking work that luminesces with the burnished luster of a church fresco, but is intimate and personal in size and image: rock ’n’ roll icons made magnificent in a work that is at once transcendent and familiar — a painting the size of an LP that can be held in one’s hands, transformed into an exultant and exuberant example of modern-day devotion.

Full Artwork Details
Artist: Xany
Title: "Mind Games (back)"
Date: 2010
Medium: Silver Leaf, Watercolor
Medium Category: Painting
Genre: Impressionism
Original Dimensions: 12 x 12 x .5" inches
Copyright: Xany Rudoff
ArtSlant Awards: Selected as part of the Fantasy & Surrealism Curation Category
Primary color: 
Tags: graffiti/street-art, realism, mixed-media

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