This electrifying original artwork by Mark Sloper, a former friend of Frank Sinatra, represents a fusion between Mark's love for punk as well as Sinatra's music. Bold, bright and bonkers, the punk artist combines his many years working in the film and music industry with his expertise in the field of neon gas. Although as a younger punk rebel Mark rejected Sinatra's music, the artist now realises and loves the singer's incredible talent and contribution to music, even accompanying Sinatra on his final shows in the UK.
Electrically certified, the neon lights in this piece are safe and economical to use and can change over time to give a different ambience to your artwork. What's more, this neon artwork can live on for many years, by taking it to a neon specialist you can get the lights re-gassed thus, bringing them back to their original vibrancy and glow in your home. The incredible properties of this natural gas as an artistic medium, gives Mark's paintings a unique organic life force.
Invented in the late 19th century, neon came to be associated with cutting-edge glamour in the 1930s and 1940s before being harnessed by pop artists in the 1960s due to its association with advertising. Andy Warhol described neon as "one of the great modern things" and, later in the 1990s, it was used again as a core artistic medium by The Young British Artists group. Across its short history, neon has continued to captivate audiences and artists across the world and American artist Bruce Nauman, who is credited with being the grandfather of neon, was on exhibition at the Tate Modern in 2020 and 2021 which attracted thousands of visitors every day.
Medium: Mixed Media
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