Here are some photos of the work-in-progress leading up to finish of the first painting from my new series: "The Lost Boys"; of Corey Haim in said movie.
The series will explore the turbulent nature of child celebrity. The seven subjects were a generation of boys all born in the 1970s or early 80s, and all began acting in childhood. I grew up watching them in Hollywood movies like “Don’t Tell Mom The Babysitter’s Dead”, “Stand By Me”, “License To Drive,” “The Neverending Story II”, “Rocky V”, “Sleepers” and “10 Things I Hate About You”. All died due to substance abuse or suicide in their 20s and 30s.
Just a few more sequins left to embroider....
The series will be shown as part of The "Homage to Hollywood" Group Exhibition at 19 Karen Contemporary Artspace, Mermaid Beach, opening 1st December 2012.