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The Velvet Underground 40x40 Mosaic

SKU: The Velvet Underground 40x40 Mosaic
Regular price $10,000
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The album mosaics is an idea that was formulated while I was working on the album series. Since I embroider directly through the album covers I am limited by the size of the album to establish the finished piece. While there are a few albums that are double or triple foldouts, most albums are only 12”x12” in size. While I was looking at the installation wall I envisioned larger pieces and then it dawned on me how to accomplish that. I envisioned each album, recreated as a mosaic, with hundreds on 2”x2” tiles comprising the album cover.

The mosaics tiles have been found in pieces I have created over the last 5 years, from my Americana series to the Shine a Light series and even as abstracts. The images or icons on each tile are hand digitized then each tile is individually embroidered and crafted as a separate piece and then combined to form an image. Some pieces contain hundreds of these individual pieces. The icons themselves also tell a story, and that story is different with each piece. Since each of these pieces contain hundreds of elements they are the hardest of my pieces to fabricate.

Since this album cover was designed by Andy Warhol, all of the icons featured are from Andy Warhol portraits. The icons contain the banana, Rolling Stones tongue, Mao, Marylin, Elizabeth Taylor, the gun, dollar sign and many more. When combined they form the album cover.

40x40x2 inches, framed in acrylic.

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The albums take up to 8 hours to embroider and can contain over 200,000 stitches. The series is created and designed to be hung together so you can add to your installation wall as you discover new pieces I create. Each of the albums comes with a signed certificate and is framed in acrylic and measures 12" x 12" x 2".