Lucie Whitehead’s debut exhibition, ‘Dead to Be Iconic’, will open on Friday 23rd November and run until Thursday 29th November at the Lakeside Gallery in the Custard Factory.
The exhibition features 50 portraits of celebrities who have died before their time including James Dean, Amy Winehouse and Heath Ledger (which is one of my favourites). It is based on the idea that to be an ultimate iconic celebrity, you have to die for the title.
Using traditional methods, this exhibition features portraits drawn using mechanical pencil with collage from vintage fabrics, Lucie creates detailed and quirky work with a vintage feel which allows her to give a definite sense of personality. To see more examples of Lucie’s work then please visit her site.
Lucie will be selling the framed original artwork at the Custard Factory along with a small gift shop including cards, postcards, prints and tote bags. The private view is being held on Friday 23rd November from 7.30pm till 10pm with live music, canapes and cocktails. If you would like more information or to attend the private view please RSVP here.