If They Could See Me Now – 2018
- Canvas On Board With Hand Varnish
- Image Size: 24.75in x 28in
- Framed Size: 32in x 36in
- Edition size 95
A provocative hand-varnished canvas on board by portrait artist Hamish Blakely.
This piece explores the theme of social media narcissism, exemplified by the ‘selfie’ – which Hamish argues could be seen as “a modern expression of a modern age”. His depiction of Marilyn Monroe symbolises an underlying commentary on the overuse of her iconic image, and his take on ‘smartphone mania’.
Hamish adds: “It’s a respectful and celebratory image that takes Marilyn right to the centre of contemporary culture.”