‘Prince - XL’ is a Giclée print by contemporary artist JubeJube (aka Martin Smith). Printed onto Minuet paper, the print is from a limited edition of 25 and is signed by the artist.
Contemporary artist Martin Smith - better known by his alter ego, JubeJube - has a penchant for the iconic. His work is crafted around famous faces, reproducing the likes of Sophia Loren, Audrey Hepburn and Kate Moss in dappled, painterly style. His recent series focuses on late greats of the music world, which he has immortalised in stained glass designs: powerful tributes which are not only aesthetically captivating but sacred and symbolic, filled with a bygone reverence that well befits the iconic figures.
‘Prince’ depicts none other than the iconic Prince, reimagined in saintly form against a purple stained glass window. Smith has furnished the singer with a halo while a floating banner reads ‘dearly beloved’: not only a part of matrimony vows, but a lyric from the song Let’s Go Crazy. ‘Prince’ is a clever comment on the iconic: in a spiritual twist, Smith has merged the celebrity icon with religious iconography and, in so doing, has left his own, iconic stamp on the art world.