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Bunny Girl and more art by Frankie Rockett

Bunny Girl, 2015
11 x 14 x 0.1 cm
USD 90
Paint
for sale
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This is a work inspired by Helmut Newton's 1975 photograph of Elsa Peretti wearing a Bunny Girl outfit, standing on a New York balcony with the skyline as a backdrop.

I wanted to strip away as much of the gloss as possible and look at the glamour in it's simplest form. To do this, I started by complicating it as much as possible, and then subtracting until only one colour remained. I did this by re-creating the original scene in 3D in a computer environment, complete with glamourous avatar. I experimented with variations in costume, virtual camera angle, and other elements until I found the look I wanted. Then I took the 'virtual' photo. Using that as a template back in the real world, I created a physical stencil with plastic and scalpel that isolated the core details of the image, then mixed a dense but delicately shaded powder blue paint to use in a silk screen process. The density created a physicality to the paint's surface texture (see close up) that I wanted to emphatically reinstate after it's round trip in the virtual world.

more from Frankie Rockett

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    Bunny Girl, 2015
    11.0 x 14.0 x 0.1 cm (w x h x d)
    Paint
    USD 90
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    Flying Machine, 2015
    11.0 x 14.0 x 0.1 inch (w x h x d)
    Paint
    USD 90
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    The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari, 2017
    18.0 x 24.0 x 0.1 inch (w x h x d)
    Ink and spray paint
    USD 180
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    American Roulette, 2017
    21.0 x 14.0 x 0.1 inch (w x h x d)
    Digital Art
    USD 140

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