A Piece Of Britney
As 2007 comes to a close, I wanted to share with you this painting Mouseketeer Britney Spears With Ears by a great new artist Annie Kevans. It's a little exclusive for you all, as I believe this is the first time this picture has been published!
Love her or hate her, Britney was literally everywhere in 2007... including the walls of my living room! I collect art by a number of female artists and was invited in July to visit Annie's studio in London. I'd fallen in love with Annie's recent series of paintings known as the 'Swans', taking inspiration from the bizarre reality TV show The Swan where women were made over thanks to plastic surgery.
But my favourite of all Kevans' paintings are portraits of child stars such as Jodie Foster, Shirley Temple, Christina Aguilera, the Olsen Twins and of course Britney in her Mickey Mouse Club ears. They're just really powerful images, somehow summing up exactly how I feel about the state Britney is in right now...
See more paintings by Annie Kevans after the jump!
'Britney Spears (Mouseketeer)' by Annie Kevans (2006)
'Shirley Temple' by Annie Kevans (2006)
'The Olsen Twins' by Annie Kevans (2006)
Visit: www.anniekevans.com and her page at Wikipedia for more info. Britney Spears' new single 'Piece of Me' is out on 14th January 2008. The brand new 'International Version' of her music video is out now on iTunes or YouTube (where Britney seems noticeably happier than the original edit screened a few weeks ago).
"I'm Too Sexy"
Do you remember the song "I'm Too Sexy" by bald brother duo Right Said Fred? This muscle-worship anthem would have been a fitting soundtrack for a new book by illustrator Glen Hanson. If you'd ever wonder if there is such a thing as being too sexy, have a look at Hanson's collection of sensual imagery of male beefcake bodies.
In October, Bruno Gmunder will publish "GMAN," which presents Hanson's famous drawings of sun-baked superhunks that oozes testosterone.
The book features lush illustrations of "fantastic and everyday worlds populated by superhero studs, sexy space-hunks, hot bike couriers, buff young jocks and Hollywood glamour boys," according to a press release.
Hanson is a gifted illustrator, cartoonist and animator. The Canadian born has designed characters for animated TV shows such as "Beetlejuice," "Spy Groove" and MTV's "Daria."
Currently, Hanson is doing pre-production work on a new animation show for LOGO, the upcoming US lesbian and gay network. This new show will be based on his popular gay comic strip "Chelsea Boys" (a collaboration with Allan Neuwirth).
See an exclusive preview of Hanson's GMAN in this photo album (all images courtesy of Glen Hanson).