Title: Jokers (Jack Nicholson + Heath Ledger)
Year created: Artwork completed 27 December 2019
Medium: Mixed Media Acrylic on Canvas
Edition: Original Unique Artwork, Hand-Signed Twice and Dated by the Artist
Height (inches): 40
Width (inches): 29-3/4
Depth (inches): 1-1/2
Signed by the artist
Signed Area: front & back
This piece is gallery-wrapped and ready for display.
Description of piece:
This large-format one-of-a-kind showpiece, titled Jokers, is an original mixed media on canvas artwork by New York - Miami artist ARMEN.
Created in 2019, this iconic portrait of two of cinema’s most legendary actors— Jack Nicholson and Heath Ledger— captures Nicholson and Ledger in their highly-acclaimed, titular roles as “The Joker”. The work interplays bold color and texture with almost sizzling portraits of both actors’ Joker characters.
A grinning Nicholson towers in the artwork’s top field, his gaze looking directly at the viewer, while he points dramatically with his purple-gloved-hand. Nicholson played the role of The Joker in Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman, for which he was nominated for the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy. Nicholson’s adaptation of the character was placed as the 45th best movie villain of all time on the American Film Institute’s list of 100 Greatest Heroes and Villains.
In front of Nicholson, dominating the lower field of the canvas, is Heath Ledger in his showstopping role of The Joker, whose portrayal of the character in the Batman series shook the world with its dark power. Ledger’s Joker likewise looks directly at the viewer, his purple-gloved hand holding aloft the Joker card from a deck of cards. Heath Ledger, portraying The Joker in Christopher Nolan’s 2008 film The Dark Knight, earned universal fame and popularity from fans and critics alike for his monumental Joker performance. His Dark Knight performance also garnered Ledger numerous posthumous awards including the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, a Best Actor International Award at the 2008 Australian Film Institute Awards, the 2008 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor, the 2009 Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture, and the 2009 BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor.
This bold and riveting mixed media artwork on canvas measures 40" in height x 29-3/4 width x 1-1/2" depth. Jokers comes gallery-wrapped and ready for display, with color and detailing on the surface area wrapping around the sides for a seamless presentation.
The artwork is hand-signed by the artist, lower right; and additionally signed and dated by the artist on the reverse.
Jokers comes accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity from the Artist’s studio, signed by ARMEN, and containing an authenticating hologram.
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