sábado, 7 de janeiro de 2006

Sharon Tate's House

"Dexter Dalwood paints famous places he's never seen: Camp David, Che Guevara's Mountain Hideaway, Kurt Cobain's Greenhouse – unseen landmarks of a collective conscious. Dexter Dalwood represents Sharon Tate's House not as the gory aftermath of the infamous Manson murders, but rather as the 'close-up and impersonal' interior of a Hello! magazine spread. Creating the perfect ambience, Dexter Dalwood gets into the mind of his subjects by recreating their environment in every detail: the swank late 60s furniture, basked in the warm comfort of a Southern Californian sun. It's only the feminine dressing table in the background that suggests this is the home of a budding star, and the American flag draped as a subversive sofa cover that indicates this is the site of legendary helter skelter."

Dexter Dalwood
Sharon Tate's House
1998, Oil on Canvas
183 x 235cm

in http://www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk/artists/artpages/dalwood_Sharon_Tate's_House.htm