Long Tall Little

580.00

2020
Watercolor on 300g 100% cotton Hahnemühle paper
Unique work framed in natural pine wood
50 x 35 cm
55 x 40 cm framed

Only 1 left in stock

Description

Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Otis Redding, The Beatles, James Brown, Mick Jagger, David Bowie … Little Richard’s list of devoted debtors is long. He was not only the queen and first lady of rock‘n’ roll, but also its creator. So much so that even the American society overlooked his scandalous African effeminate manners and complexion, not so much as to recognize him the throne, which was occupied by Elvis with much less merit, but at least, give him his fame and privileges.

Well, that’s something. Represented as Uriel the archangel, trying to defeat, not Sennacherib’s armies, but his own demons in the form of lewd tongues that took him from orgy to orgy in the parentheses of his evangelical outbursts.

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ROBERTO MAJÁN (Soria, España, 1967)

Roberto Maján is a self-taught artist. He moved to Madrid when he was eighteen and soon began working as an illustrator for various specialised periodicals and publishers, including ExpansiónActualidad EconómicaVogueEl SolEl PaísHealth and Beauty, Anaya, Santillana and Edelvives.

In 2006 he founded Artichoque, a publishing house that released several books illustrated by his own pen, such as Kamasutra (Daniel Gil Editorial Design Award finalist in 2006) and Petronia y la reina bigotuda (shortlisted for the 2007 Visual Prize for Best Children’s Book). That year he received the Fundación Progreso y Cultura Prize for his illustrated book El Diablo y yo, which also won an honourable mention at the Lazarillo Awards.

In his personal artistic production, he parades his consummate skill with brushes and watercolours, depicting mostly human figures with a subtle and adept use of colour and creating textures and glazes to produce an oeuvre of stunning beauty and delicacy. His favourite themes expose and explore human passions, particularly love, sex and food.