Famous for 15 Minutes

Sidney Maurer

TitleFamous for 15 Minutes
ArtistSidney Maurer
Paper Size (W x H)28 x 41 in 70 x 104 cm
Image Size (W x H)24 x 36 in 60x 90 cm

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Sidney Maurer’s artworks are inspired by assorted photographs that he has taken or has been given by the photographers and celebrities he loved and believed have made a significant contribution to the betterment of all mankind.  Maurer's painting of David Bowie, intitled Famous for 15 Minutesis an homage to the English singer-songwriter and actor.  He was a leading figure in the music industry and is considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, acclaimed by critics and musicians, particularly for his innovative work during the 1970s.

Sidney Maurer’s creative eye blends the details from the photo collages to his unique gifted brush which significantly transforms photo collages into the collectible Maurer Masterpieces. He bombards the image with mixed media-crayon, acrylics, watercolour dyes, sumi ink, oils and varnish that moves him in the artistic process to yield a rendering that does justice to the subject.

Sid’s paintings began to appear in galleries across the world and over the past 60 years he’s developed an esteemed catalogue of work that ranges from legends, sport, to music, to culture and Politics.  His artworks have become one of the greatest art collectables and are produced in limited editions.

As a painter, Maurer created large mixed media pieces that are very much a product of his varied training and experience. His style combines bold, dynamic colours and strokes with painstaking layouts and typographical elements. The result is the unique blend of a painter’s passion tempered with the calculating compositional eye of a graphic designer. He explores his themes and subject matter primarily through symbols and personalities evoking pride, nostalgia, and hope.

About the Artist

Sidney Maurer

Sidney Maurer is the first painter in the history of art who has created over 150 of the great personalities of his own time.  Born in 1926, Maurer became an assistant art director at Columbia Records in New York City, designing album covers and promotional material for popular artists.  His co-worker at the time: a young artist by the name of Andy Warhol.

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