‘Always Ready’ is a Giclée print by contemporary artist Dirty Hans. From a limited edition of 95, the print is signed and numbered by the artist.
Contemporary artist Dirty Hans cites Toulouse-Lautrec and Lichtenstein amongst his greatest influences: an unlikely pairing of art greats, the result is Dirty Hans’ own unique and striking aesthetic, by turns gritty and poppy, in artful measures. His work riffs off 1950s pop culture, from music to movies to magazines, updating Pop Art styles with an innovative combination of acrylic and spray-paint on canvas, merged with digital techniques.
‘Always Ready’ depicts the black and white photograph of a woman, kneeling seductively in a little, gingham-checked dress as she applies red-lipstick to her pouting mouth. But this is no ordinary pin-up: the bullet belt around her waist, army helmet on her head, and silver gun in her tattooed-hand say (quite literally), girl power!