“Lone Star” Greta Garbo

Copyright 2012-2013 A.S.M. All Rights Reserved.

Copyright 2012-2013 A.S.M. All Rights Reserved.

Old Hollywood had it’s share of very popular and respected actors, and one of those was Greta Garbo, film actress and an international star and icon during Hollywood’s silent and classic periods..

Publicized with the slogan “Garbo talks!”, Anna Christie (1930), a film adaptation of the 1922 play by Eugene O’Neil, provided her first speaking role. In her first line, she famously utters, “Gimme a whiskey, ginger ale on the side, and don’t be stingy, baby.”

Beginning in the 1940s, she became something of an art collector. Many of the paintings she purchased were of negligible value, but she did buy paintings by Renoir, Rouault, Kandinski, Bonnard, and more.  Her art collection was worth millions when she died in 1990.

Garbo was an international superstar during the late silent era and the “Golden Age” of Hollywood and is widely regarded as a cinematic legend.

This painting measures 16″ by 20″ on thick 1.5″ stretchers, and was made using mixed medias like adhesives, dyes, and acrylic.