Part of my British Icons Series of Pop Art Portraits: The Edition listed is the 40x30 Gallery Edition of only 2
Dame Vivienne Isabel Westwood (née Swire; born 8 April 1941) is a British fashion designer and businesswoman, largely responsible for bringing modern punk and new wave fashions into the mainstream.
Westwood came to public notice when she made clothes for Malcolm McLaren's boutique in the King's Road, which became famous as "SEX". It was their ability to synthesise clothing and music that shaped the 1970s UK punk scene, dominated by McLaren's band, the Sex Pistols. She was deeply inspired by the shock-value of punk "seeing if one could put a spoke in the system".
Westwood went on to open four shops in London, eventually expanding throughout the United Kingdom and the world, selling an increasingly varied range of merchandise, some of it linked to her many political causes such as the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, climate change and the civil rights group Liberty.
This portrait is a re-working of a portrait I made several years ago. The artwork has been re-visited to create a new Pop Art version. I used to see Vivienne Westwood regularly ride past me near my studio and gallery in Battersea, South London. Amazing Designer, remarkable campaigner and always true to her beliefs. A truly inspirational British Icon.
• Type: Fine-Art Print
• Medium: Giclée
• Materials: 100% Cotton Hahnemühle Photorag
• 40x30 inches Special Gallery Edition of only 2 (LISTED HERE)
• Images are at approx. 85% paper size
• This artwork is sold unframed
• Signed, accredited and numbered by the artist
• Includes Certificate of Authenticity
Artwork will be shipped rolled in secure tube.
100% Cotton Fine Art Paper - Hahnemuhle Photorag