I had a weekend in Stratford upon Avon on 9th February 2018 and although the weather wasn’t particularly great, I did manage to get some photos which I hope to use later and some interesting portraits of Shakespeare.
I particularly liked ‘Shakespeare State Two’ (1996) by Steve Kaufman, aka SAK (1960 – 2010) on display at Shakespeare’s Birthplace. Steve Alan Kaufman became an assistant to Andy Warhol as a teenager at The Factory in New York.
The above painting is oil on canvas silkscreen and was based on an engraving by Martin Droeshout (left) published in ‘First Folio’ in 1623.
(Taken from http://www.britannica.com/topic/First-Folio)
I was intrigued by this portrait by Australian artist Ted May entitled ‘Young Shakespeare Contemplating’ 2004, I like the sketchy feel of it. Although it’s not particularly detailed and looks a little unfinished, it’s clear to see that it’s of William Shakespeare.
For more reference photos of my visit see here: Feb 18 – Stratford