Faces (Karen Bystedt x Gregory Siff) Painted Print
Artist Karen Bystedt
This is a super limited edition (set of 10), hand embellished print collaboration between Andy Warhol photographer Karen Bystedt and street / pop artist Gregory Siff, part of the Lost Warhols Collection. Karen has blazed the art world with her vision "ANDY GOES STREET," featuring her Andy Warhol Wheatpaste Stencils, Mural and Canvas/Print collaborations with different street artists. This is a rare opportunity to get a one of a kind piece at an affordable price.
Materials and Dimensions:
Karen Bystedt x Gregory Siff
Size: 20" x 20"
Limited edition 10
Archival Ink on Moab 100% rag cotton paper
About Karen Bystedt:
Karen Bystedt, founder and photographer of The Lost Warhols brings to life one of the greatest art icons of the twentieth century. Shot at 'The Factory' in New York City, Bystedt was a student at NYU, working on a book on the top male models of the era, when she cold called Andy Warhol. Andy himself answered the phone and agreed to a rare sitting with Bystedt in the conference room at 'The Factory'.
Bystedt went on to publish four books. Having found the negatives in 2011, long lost since the initial shoot in 1982, in Andy's spirit, Bystedt has began collaborating with some of the great artists in the street and pop art genres of today including Peter Tunney, Speedy Graphito, Gregory Siff, Dom Pattinson and Chris Brown aka Konfuzed.
Permanent collections of the Lost Warhols may be found at The Andy Warhol Museum, the Armenian Museum of Modern Art, the Hearst Foundation, the Lourdes Foundation and in the private collections of Prince Albert of Monaco, Tomoasso Buti, George Lopez, David Caruso and the Dean Collection (Swizz Beats) among others. With Murals located in Los Angeles, California as well as Houston, Texas.
About Gregory Siff:
Artist Gregory Siff, from New York, now lives and works in Los Angeles. His distinct emotionalism style merges unique elements of abstraction, pop, and action painting. His artworks are included in Swizz Beatz’s The Dean Collection, Deitch Projects, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Siren Studios, Moscow Museum of Art and in the Google HQ Collection, to name a few. Gregory has become one of the most prolific and exciting forces in the LA contemporary art scene.
Most notably, his work was included in the Museum of Modern Art PS1 exhibition Rockaway! to celebrate the post Super-storm Sandy recovery. The show, curated by MoMA PS1’s director, Klaus Biesenbach along with the Honolulu Biennial, included the “Experience Rooms” which Gregory painted in the Rockaway Beach Surf Club bathrooms alongside works by Marina Abramović and Tom Sachs. His past work include a mural for non-profit The Art of Elysium’s auction with Christie’s auction house at ACE Museum. Interview Magazine called that 12 x 40 foot painting of the over 75 donating artist’s likeness “Epic.” He was selected by Vans Custom Culture to be one of their “Art Ambassadors” inspiring students across the United States to embrace their creativity. His hand painted custom Vans Sneakers were on view at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City. Siff also collaborated with Helmut Lang and Project Angel Food, a Los Angeles based charity whose mission is to help those affected by HIV/AIDS, cancer and diabetes.
His recent exhibitions include "Portrait of an American Ice Cream Man," 4AM Gallery (2016), "Conception New York" (2017), “Walls,” Pacific Design Center (2015); Scope: Miami (2012); “Matter of Time,” Gallery Brown (2012), “There & Back,” Siren Studios x The Art Reserve (2012).
He has done commissions and installations for Saint Laurent, Mercedes-Benz, Marc Jacobs, Vogue, The Standard, Bonham’s, Sotheby’s, Red Bull, Pyer Moss and Warner Bros. Records.
His work has been seen in magazines such as Andy Warhol’s Interview, Treats!, The Wall Street Journal, Flaunt, The Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly and has done the cover of LA Canvas, Fabrik and Quiet Lunch. The Santa Monica Museum of Art showcased a recreation of Siff’s Downtown LA studio in 2014 where he painted portraits of the homeless youth he encountered while spending the day at Safe Place for Youth.