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  • Self Portrait with My Mannequins and Models artwork by Anthony Christian - art listed for sale on Artplode
  • Self Portrait with My Mannequins and Models artwork by Anthony Christian
  • Self Portrait with My Mannequins and Models artwork by Anthony Christian - art listed for sale on Artplode
  • Self Portrait with My Mannequins and Models artwork by Anthony Christian - art listed for sale on Artplode
  • Self Portrait with My Mannequins and Models artwork by Anthony Christian - art listed for sale on Artplode

About Artist:

Anthony Christian (b. 1945) was already making a name for himself by the tender age of ten as the only child in history to be granted permission to study by copying masterpieces in London’s National GalleryHis first major oil painting  was a full-size, 6 by 4.5 feet, copy of Dutch master Philips Wouwermann’s Cavalry Battle. The work provoked much media interest and coverage and the art world pronounced him a child prodigy.

The artist, today 73 years of age, has enjoyed an illustrious and unprecedented career as an artist. His art has taken him to America, France, Nepal, Italy, Morocco, Asia and India, as well as many other countries where he associated with artists such as Dali, Picasso and Warhol, and where he painted (often portraits) for the rich and famous: from the late Lord Mountbatten and Peter Cazelet (in the Queen’s Royal Collection) to actors Terence Stamp and Donald Sutherland.

Faced with the choice of further fame as a society portraitist or searching out a greater, more profound artistic truth, Christian left England to live in Bali and South India where he set up a museum to display his life’s work. Based in Asia, he was able to quickly gain a wider clientele of collectors and a worldwide reputation for his Old Master technique.

He has a passion for Erotic Art and has written and spoken extensively on the subject. He says his aim is to create works so beautiful they transcend any prejudice towards the subject.

Collectors of his erotic work include Hugh Hefner, Victor Lownes (Vice President of Playboy),  Ian Russell 13th Duke of Bedford, Suzanne Beauclerk Duchess of St Albans and Fritz Gunter Sachs who bought a piece for his then wife Brigitte Bardot.

"Painting is closely akin to making love. Masterpieces come from intense stimulation; a limp brush won't get you very far…"

Vogue’s affirmation several decades ago: “Anthony Christian is a new world’s child who makes old world portraits,” remains equally true almost half a century on.

Anthony Christian

Self Portrait with My Mannequins and Models

  • 2012
  • 20 x 30 inches
  • Fine Art Category: paintings
  • Medium: Oil
  • Origin: UK
  • Certificate of Authenticity: yes
  • Provenance: Purchased directly from the artist.
  • Signed: Signed lower right
  • Comments:

    The artist is shown painting in his studio. In the foreground his models are watching him and his beloved cat Lilly is painted twice!  The ballet slippers were given to him as a gift in 1970 by Prima Ballerina with the Bolshoi Ballet, Maya Plisetskaya who admired Christian's work. If you look closely you will see that the artist has changed the composition and has cheekily left a foot on the corner of the table on the left, giving a hint of what was there before! He has also left the easel out of the picture. The panel he is working on is floating in mid air. Christian's works often have these personal quirky, humourous elements that go unnoticed until they are pointed out to the viewer and who knows what lies beneath?!

    “Art, I feel, is a journey; it is a voyage through the artist’s consciousness to an understanding of his vision which inspired him. Art is the sea, in which every single work is an island that invites you to rest awhile, to feast your senses and find joys for your Soul. If I have created anything like that for you, then indeed the existence of my art is justified.”

    Anthony Christian

    The painting is in perfect condition and will be shipped framed. The price includes shipment worldwide.

     

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  • Price: £15,000.00 GBP
  • Seller: Marianthony, UK

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  • Artplode Seller ID: 10187

About Artist:

Anthony Christian (b. 1945) was already making a name for himself by the tender age of ten as the only child in history to be granted permission to study by copying masterpieces in London’s National GalleryHis first major oil painting  was a full-size, 6 by 4.5 feet, copy of Dutch master Philips Wouwermann’s Cavalry Battle. The work provoked much media interest and coverage and the art world pronounced him a child prodigy.

The artist, today 73 years of age, has enjoyed an illustrious and unprecedented career as an artist. His art has taken him to America, France, Nepal, Italy, Morocco, Asia and India, as well as many other countries where he associated with artists such as Dali, Picasso and Warhol, and where he painted (often portraits) for the rich and famous: from the late Lord Mountbatten and Peter Cazelet (in the Queen’s Royal Collection) to actors Terence Stamp and Donald Sutherland.

Faced with the choice of further fame as a society portraitist or searching out a greater, more profound artistic truth, Christian left England to live in Bali and South India where he set up a museum to display his life’s work. Based in Asia, he was able to quickly gain a wider clientele of collectors and a worldwide reputation for his Old Master technique.

He has a passion for Erotic Art and has written and spoken extensively on the subject. He says his aim is to create works so beautiful they transcend any prejudice towards the subject.

Collectors of his erotic work include Hugh Hefner, Victor Lownes (Vice President of Playboy),  Ian Russell 13th Duke of Bedford, Suzanne Beauclerk Duchess of St Albans and Fritz Gunter Sachs who bought a piece for his then wife Brigitte Bardot.

"Painting is closely akin to making love. Masterpieces come from intense stimulation; a limp brush won't get you very far…"

Vogue’s affirmation several decades ago: “Anthony Christian is a new world’s child who makes old world portraits,” remains equally true almost half a century on.







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