‘Steve McQueen II’ is a Silkscreen Print by contemporary artist David Studwell. From a limited edition of 30, the print is signed and numbered by the artist.
David Studwell is a contemporary artist whose work explores the traditional print-making processes and cultures of the twentieth century. Taking photographic images of some of the century’s greatest icons and celebrities - from Al Capone to Marilyn Monroe - Studwell revitalises them with washes of retro colour, for a distinctly Pop-Art feel.
‘Steve McQueen I’ depicts an image of the ‘King of Cool’ - but not as you’ve ever seen him before. A grinning McQueen stands for a Police Department mug shot, which Studwell has washed with tones of grainy, 1950s mustard-yellow. Studwell’s eye is exquisitely tuned to the timelessly iconic, while his sensitivity to colour and tonality adds the finishing touch for the perfect pop screen print.