Peace, Love & Audrey (Colour) by JJ Adams (sold out from publisher last one left)
Title: Peace, Love & Audrey
Artist: JJ Adams
Approx Image Size: 30" x 24"
Approx Framed Size: 41" x 35"
Edition Size: 95 + 10AP's
Medium: Signed Limited Edition on Paper
JJ'S HIDDEN GEMS
Sometimes in life simplicity is key.. and when it comes to film and fashion icon Audrey Hepburn, you bet even JJ Adams will let her beauty do most of the talking. JJ has perfectly combined her renowned movies and unforgettable style with his signature 'modern day twists' and tattoo's. The title 'Peace, Love & Audrey' may be inspired by her 1956 hit 'Peace & War' as Audrey raises a hand, embellished with the letters that spell out 'LOVE' on each knuckle, to create the peace gesture. You will more than certainly recognise the black short sleeved dress and gleaming pearl necklace shes donning here, as it's arguably one of the most famous outfits in history - it is without doubt her LBD in the legendary 'Breakfast At Tiffany's'. Audrey was and still to this day is an unprecedented fashion trailblazer and would regularly be seen concealing her eyes behind a pair of over-sized sunglasses and a luxurious scarf draped around her head. This became just one of her many signature styles after she appeared in the 1963 classic 'Charade'. Audrey once said: "When I wear a silk scarf I never feel so definitely a woman, a beautiful woman." The reflection in Audrey's sunglasses are still to this day two of her most undisputed and outstanding characters to date - Holly the party animal and a socialite in 'Breakfast At Tiffany's, and the contemporary princess Anne in 'Roman Holiday'. The news headline which is subtly coming through against the pink background also makes reference to Hepburn's role in 'Roman Holiday'. It reads 'Holden & Hepburn Awarded Top Oscars' - Audrey Hepburn who relatively unknown at the time of filming did in fact with Best Actress for her role as Princess Anne (... and then lost it in the ladies loo!) Audrey Hepburn was also one of only 14 who have made it into the coveted 'EGOT' group. She won an Emmy (for Gardens of the World with Audrey Hepburn), a Grammy (for Audrey Hepburn's Enchanted Tales), an Oscar (for Roman Holiday), and a Tony (for Ondine.) And lastly.. to tie in JJ's additional tattoo 'Believe' on Audrey's right hand, I want to leave you with memorable quote from the lady herself:
“I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.”