ARTIST:

Sophie Von Hellermann

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Sophie Von Hellermann
Christo Paffgen, 2003
acrylic on canvas
185 x 145 cm

Sophie von Hellerman is a young German artist working in London. The title of the painting Christo Paffgen is the real name of Warhol protégé, Velvet Underground vocalist, and unrepentant lifelong heroin addict Nico. The 1960s icon was infamous for her sexual endeavours and drug abuse. Rather than capture Nico in all her excess von Hellermann chooses to depict her before she lost her beauty, interest in life, and eventually her death in relative obscurity, and mystery, in Ibiza in 1988.

Sophie Von Hellermann
Postproductionerds, 2000
Acrylic on canvas
230 x 320 cm

Sophie Von Hellermann
Leading Lady, 2001
acrylic on canvas
180 x 260 cm

Sophie Von Hellermann
Cricket, 2001
acrylic on canvas
120 x 170 cm

Sophie Von Hellermann
When He Came..., 2001
acrylicl on canvas
180 x 260 cm

Sophie Von Hellermann
on set go, 2000
acrylic on canvas
230 x 320 cm

Sophie Von Hellermann
These Things Happened Last Winter, Sir, 2001
Acrylic on canvas
170 x 230 cm

Sophie Von Hellermann
Belle De Jour, 2001
Acrylic on canvas
210 x 300 cm

Sophie Von Hellermann
Duellists, 2001
acrylic on canvas
210 x 300 cm

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