“Billie Dearest”

Copyright 2012-2012 A.S.M. All Rights Reserved.

Copyright 2012-2012 A.S.M. All Rights Reserved.

“Billie Dearest”

Painting in the same style as the one called “The Crossings”.  Here we see the huge Hollywood motion pictures icon, Joan Crawford, star of MGM from the 20’s and onward, and later signed on with Warner Bros.  She became a symbol of modern 1920s-style femininity, an idealized vision of the free-spirited, all-American girl.

We capture a moment in the life of a woman who’s path took many different turns, from Hollywood gold to “box office poison”.  In her prime, she is seen in the limelight as a powerful and gorgeous figure of grace and style while shrouded in real life by tragic marriages and tell-all books of accusations of physical and emotional abuse, written by one of her adopted children titled “Mommie Dearest”.

Again we see the intersecting lines representing the crossroads in life and the journey ones take, the daring and fearless embracing as one steps into the unknown, and the chaos around it.  The figures in the painting remain serene and in their “own world” regardless of the surroundings, filling us with the impression of calmness and collective temperament.

“Billie Dearest” is given from the reference to the end of Joan Crawford’s life reputation, from the book her adopted child wrote, and from the beginning of her life, as she preferred the nickname “Billie” as a child and she loved watching vaudeville acts performed on the stage of her stepfather’s theater.  Thereby, this title is one chosen as a fair label which covers her lifespan, neither bias nor unbiased to her reputation’s ups and downs.

The painting measure 20″ X 16″ and was created in Acrylic, with a varnish gloss seal, not framed.

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