Che Guevara + Fidel Castro by Karen Bystedt
Che Guevara + Fidel Castro by Karen Bystedt.
- Printing on archival paper with gold leaf
- Limited edition of 24
- 22" x 17"
- Retail Value: $2,000
- This item ships from the USA
During her career, Karen Bystedt combined the objectivity of the photography with her endless creativity, giving birth of lots of artworks that matched the need of self expression to the irreverent provocation. She often employed various media and techniques, including photography, silkscreens, neonart. She is gifted with a special gaze that is able to capture the inner nature of the subjects that posed in front of her camera (from actors to rockstars, to artists) and she constantly pursues innovation and experimentation.
“Collaboration” is a key word for her production, in fact she recently carried on various partnerships with other artists in order to increase the creative potential.
Karen Bystedt photographs are part of the Andy Warhol Museum and The Astrup Fearnley permanent collection. Her collectors include Prince Albert of Monaco and the Hearst Foundation.
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