Sunday, February 9, 2014

Elizabeth Peyton and Marie Antoinette

Elizabeth Peyton (b. 1965) is an American artist best known for her stylized, intimate paintings of pop culture icons, celebrities and other famous figures. Some of my favorite of Peyton's works are those which feature, to no surprise, Marie Antoinette. Most of Peyton's 'Marie Antoinette' works were made in the 1990s, although she revisited the subject in 2006-2007 during the release of the Sofia Coppola film.

I have been able to find decent quality pictures of several of Peyton's 'Marie Antoinette' pieces and am delighted to share them! I absolutely love the soft and fantasy-like aesthetic of her work.

Marie Antoinette between Germany and France on her Way to be Married. 1995.
credit: Fashion Is My Muse

Marie after Vigee LeBrun. 1994.
credit: Fashion Is My Muse

Ludwig Caressing the Bust of Marie Antoinette. 1993.
credit: Elizabeth Peyton WordPress

 Ludwig II Caresses Marie Antoinette. 1993.
credit: Christie's

 Marie-Antoinette (The Meridian Room). 1994.
credit: Live Auctioneers

Picnic (M. A.) after Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette. 2006-2007.
credit: Elizabeth Peyton WordPress

Cover for special edition vinyl soundtrack for Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette.

A final fun fact: according to Gallerist, actress Kirsten Dunst purchased this 'Marie Antoinette' from Peyton:

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