John Grande’s Louis Vuitton Canvas Offers a Pop-Style Interpretation of ‘Bling’

“Transcendence Adorned,” 2011 (oil and gold leaf on canvas) by John Grande. | Photo by Arts Observer.

NEW YORK—John Grande’s paintings are interpreted from photographs and his Louis Vuitton work is so well-executed and realistic that it looks like it is a photograph. The canvas, “Transcendence Adorned,” is featured in the ‘Bling’ show at Jim Kempner Fine Art. Grande’s pairing of the smoky gray, pixie-haired beauty (the image appropriates a Cindy Sherman photograph created in the 1970s) and the luxury brand’s contemporary colorful logos is a compelling mash-up.

“Bling” runs from Feb. 9 to March 17, 2012.

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