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Elizabeth Peyton

Prince Harry and Prince William, 2000

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Lot 18
Lithograph in colors on wove paper
24.0 x 19.0 in (61.0 x 48.3 cm)
Edition of 350
Signed, dated, and numbered on recto


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Rocketing to fame in the mid-1990s, Elizabeth Peyton has often depicted royals, aristocracy, and celebrities in her romanticized portraits. 'Prince Harry and Prince William' features the two namesake young British princes, dressed in formal attire and confiding closely with one another. This print displays Peyton’s frank perspective and distinctive brushwork, qualities which allowed her to thrive amidst declarations that figurative painting had become obsolete.

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About Elizabeth Peyton

Elizabeth Peyton (American, b. 1965) is a contemporary painter, best known for her portraits of artists, musicians, historical figures, and athletes. After graduating from the School of Visual Arts, she received critical acclaim for her second solo exhibition, which featured images of Mademoiselle George, the reputed lover of Napoleon and the Duke of Wellington, in a hotel room in Chelsea. Praised for her expert use of color and composition, her work has been extensively exhibited internationally in galleries and museums. It currently resides within several major collections, including the Guggenheim, MoMA, Centre Georges Pompidou, the Kunstmuseum, Tate Modern, the Walker Art Center, and the Whitney Museum.