Silkscreen by renowned artist and illustrator Patrick Nagel (1945-1984) depicts a female model against a cream background with details inferring the Rising Sun of Japan flag. The stylized visage of the model is dressed in traditional garb with a bandana that mirrors the theme of the background. A widely collected artist, Nagel’s popular illustrations emphasize the female form in a distinctive, immediately recognizable style descended from Art Deco and Pop art. Posthumously released for Piedmont Graphics, this commemorative silkscreen is matted and housed in a sleek, contemporary frame and is unsigned.
About the Artist:
Patrick Nagel was born November 25, 1945 in Dayton, Ohio, but was raised most of his life in the Los Angeles area. After serving in the United States Army with the 101st Airborne in Vietnam, Nagel attended the Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles in 1969, and in that same year he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from California State University, Fullerton. Beginning in 1971, Nagel worked as a graphic designer for ABC Television before partaking in freelance work for companies and magazines such as IBM, Rolling Stone, and Universal Studios. Likewise, Nagel produced album covers for recording artists, most notably for Duran Duran’s 1982 hit album, Rio. Nagel contributed to Playboy Magazine from August 1975 to July 1984, with one of his paintings being published in every issue between that time period, roughly totaling 285 pieces. Nagel died of an undisclosed heart defect in 1984, at the young age of 38. His already popular work exploded throughout the 1980s and flooded the market to make Nagel a quintessential American artist still today.
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