Jorge Ruiz-Martinez (American, b. 1963)
Lucille (1940s Female Bust Fashion Rendition), 2021
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Charcoal pencil on Canson Classic Cream drawing paper
24 x 18 in
'Lucille (1940s Female Bust Fashion Rendition)' is an original drawing by the American artist Jorge Ruiz-Martinez. The artist works in an art deco style, imagining graceful figures in historic costume through that stylized lens. Art Deco architecture and graphic design took hold in the United States and Europe during the first part of the 20th century and came to be the iconic style of the metropolis and modernity. Ruiz-Martinez's drawings, though more stylized and simplified, recall the fashion images of Art Deco master Erté who likewise presented single elegant figures in resplendent costume. This example is of course an ode to the American actress, comedian and icon Lucille Ball, star of the sitcom 'I Love Lucy'. Charcoal pencil on Canson Classic Cream drawing paper 24 x 18 inches, artwork 27 x 21 inches, frame Signed and dated lower center. Title, medium, artist, date and signature on reverse of paper. Presented in a black finish wood frame provided by the artist.