Steve McQueen Le Mans Trilogy - Between Scenes
Steve McQueen Le Mans Trilogy - "Between Scenes"
Acrylic on canvas, 60" x 40"
The challenge was to create something that no one had seen before. As Steve McQueen aficionados can attest; they're familiar with every photo that has ever been taken of Steve McQueen. Recognizing the photo that a particular painting is based on has a tendency to take the viewer 'out' of the painting, it's like a reverse meta effect. These paintings had to show McQueen in an heretofore unseen way.
Taping into the "making of" vibe, the idea of the Behind The Scenes atmosphere of the cult film "Le Mans", gave rise to this original painting:
The typical waiting around that occurs on a film set. Waiting, sitting, thinking. A pensive Steve McQueen.
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