‘Untitled Kate Moss 2017’ is a Silkscreen Print by contemporary artist Steve Smythe. From a limited edition of 10, the print is signed and numbered by the artist.
The work of Steve Smythe is flavoured by his background as a graphic designer. Smythe’s prints - which make deft use of mixed-media techniques, collage styles, and material innovation - are distinguished by their bold use of colour and compositional practices, crossing the line from graphics to art in the style of early Warhol or Paolozzi.
‘Untitled Kate Moss 2017’ depicts the supermodel posing in profile, an oversized, black leather jacket draped across her shoulders, and a cigarette hanging nonchalantly from her mouth, as soft waves of hair fall across her face. Against a golden-coloured background, Smythe has crafted the image from blocks of shimmering gold leaf: seen directly, the image looks like a sepia photograph, but viewed in the light, the mastery of gold-on-gold is glimpsed, as it glimmers and shines.