Prince Purple Rain

Prince Purple Rain


This is my second tribute portrait of Prince. I wanted to make a special portrait of the way he looked during the time when Purple Rain came out. He had quite a few iconic looks and the purple rain look was one of my favorites. In this piece I used paper mostly sourced in the streets of Amsterdam mixed with a Purple Rain movie poster. Some of the paper like the brown paper in the left upper corner is from the Paradiso club in Amsterdam where Prince performed a few times.

I found it underneath a thick layer of posters dating back almost 10 years. This piece of poster was one of the oldest layers from that spot. The paper is glued onto a deep dark purple canvas. The portrait is lasercut from the collage. In this portrait I tried to capture the characteristics of Prince as minimalistic as I could to contrast the chaotic collaged background.

Original mixed media collage on canvas

Framed in a black frame
Size 100x100 cm (105 x 105 x 3,6 cm incl frame)

Year 2018

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