'Étoile de Mer'

  • 'Étoile de Mer'
  • 'Étoile de Mer'
  • 'Étoile de Mer'
  • 'Étoile de Mer'
  • 'Étoile de Mer'
  • 'Étoile de Mer'

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‘Étoile de Mer’


Pippa McManus

'Étoile de Mer', 2019.

Acrylic, charcoal, paint pens, soft pastel and spray paint on canvas.

70 x 100cm (27.5 x 39.3")

Prints are also available for this artwork here

About the Artwork: 

Versace’s Trésor de la Mer print, originally from the SS 1992 runway show, was the textile inspiration for my mermaid duo.

As a tribute to the brand’s late founder Gianni Versace, his sister Donatella’s SS18 collection for Versace was a reworking of historic prints, archival looks and the glamorous vibe Versace is famous for. It’s French connection is it’s reinterpretation of French Renaissance art. It’s definitely one of my favourite shows from the past few years and I knew I either had to own a piece or at least draw something from it. Two beautiful girls with underwater-like mermaid hair wear two of the iconic runway looks. Gold and diamond encrusted jewellery and accessories swing from gold chains featuring étoile de mer (starfish), scallop and conch shells.

‘Étoile de Mer’ features a darker, exotic beauty wearing a silk shirt and bikini top and jeans of the same print and a starfish belt buckle sitting against a deep sea blue background.

Unframed. Canvas on a pine stretcher.

Signed on front, titled, dated and signed by the artist at back. Includes certificate of authenticity.

Your original Pippa McManus Artwork can be sent rolled and lovingly packed in a tube with tracking or as-is stretched on a frame and packed by my professional courier in a custom box. Use the contact form for a quick quote on shipping to your destination.

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