‘Fag’ is a Giclee by contemporary artist Lucy Bryant. Printed onto 300gsm Xpression Smooth Paper, the print is from a limited edition of 10 and is signed and numbered by the artist.
Lucy Bryant is a contemporary artist and graphic designer, whose work is influenced by Pop art and the Punk music scene. Responding to contemporary culture, Bryant’s art subverts the everyday and the banal, always striving to disrupt the ordinary and create something entirely new.
Her recent series appropriates the classic, antiquated landscape painting: steering away from the iconic work of the masters, Bryant favours the unloved and the unknown, those over-worked pastiches of a Turner or a Constable, that fill the tables of junk shops. Onto these, Bryant has added anachronistic motifs to create a jarring and unexpected end result.
‘Fag’ depicts Rogier van der Weyden’s famous fifteenth century painting ‘Portrait of a Lady’: a striking, early Dutch image of a veiled woman, sitting for the painter. Only, in Bryant’s version, a smoking fag protrudes from her pouting lips, for a whole new, rebellious take on the original…