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Gavin Benjamin
Head of State No. 31 - Photo collage Portrait with Gems, Crown, Naomi Campbell

2021

US$2,700Asking Price

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This photo collage by Gavin Benjamin depicts supermodel Naomi Campbell in a luscious, royal robe, which has been fabricated with photos of red, lipstick-stained lips and stars. A crown of pearls and gems sits on her head, and a single pearl earring has been strung from her visible ear. Gavin Benjamin is a multifaceted artist who combines original analog photography and appropriated images with collage, paint, and varnish to create rich and luxurious works that call back to baroque traditions while incorporating elements of current culture to provoke, critique, and explore. Born in Guyana, South America and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Benjamin received his BFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. During this time, he worked as an interned for the legendary portrait photographer, Arnold Newman. Benjamin also worked as black and white and color printer at LTI and Baboo color labs. From there, he went on to work at Edge Reps and Exposure NY, agencies representing commercial and advertising photographers, prop stylists, and hair and makeup artists. After Exposure NY, he worked as a freelance production coordinator/photo editor with stints at Kenneth Cole productions, Esquire Magazine, Hachette Filipacchi Media, and Good Housekeeping magazine. Benjamin collages with both original analog photography and appropriated images tocreate studies that inform his remixed composition. Each study is photographed and printed on canvas or paper and mounted to panel. Benjamin then adds materials like mercury glass, diamond dust, and Swarovski crystals further enhancing his mashup of couture art.

Details

  • Creator
    Gavin Benjamin (1971, American, Guyanese)
  • Creation Year
    2021
  • Dimensions
    Height: 20 in. (50.8 cm)Width: 16 in. (40.64 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Framing
    Framing Options Available
  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    Nashville, TN
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU98518790572

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    Ships From: Nashville, TN
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