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Executed in her characteristic childlike style, Stella Vine's 2011 portrait of civil rights activist Rosa Parks provides a sincere tribute to the "mother of the freedom movement". Vine's simple representation of Parks focuses on her smiling face as she gazes past the viewer with large, exaggerated eyes. A typical feature in Vine's portraits, the wide eyes exude a friendly sense of calm and peace that makes this image of Parks approachable and comforting.

This work comes framed, with framed dimensions measuring 19.25 x 17.75 inches.

Exhibiting a unique blend of naivety and pessimism, Stella Vine’s (b.1969) colorful and controversial canvases provide candid observations of people and topics that the artist feels connected to. Largely self-taught, Vine implemented her characteristic childlike style as a means of expressing the world she sees. Through this style she address political issues and contentious social figures, making her feelings on her subjects obvious without imposing them on her audience. Discovered by Charles Saatchi, who featured her work in the 2004 show ‘New Blood’, Vine has since become a leading figure in the British contemporary art scene. In 2007, Modern Art Oxford, England organized a retrospective of her work. Vine lives and works in London, England.

This work is accompanied by an authentication from Stella Vine’s Studio.

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  • Private Collection, United Kingdom
  • Ships From: United Kingdom
  • Shipping Dimensions: 16.5 x 15 in. (41.91 x 38.1 cm.)
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