Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is strictly prohibited. ICON welcomes letters to the editor, editorial ideas and submissions, but assumes no responsibility for the return of unsolicited material. ICON is not responsible for claims made by advertisers. Having to answer to myself is hard enough, but this project had elements that got me excited. The painting was for a corporate board member—a gift to be presented on his retirement. The first thought by the committee was to have his portrait painted, but his wife suggested something he had considered having done for many years: a painting by me of the view from his office.
I would have never guessed this was a Catherine set. The colors are much different, but the poses and the warmth of the model's personality are characteristic of a Catherine set. Lenny Mae looks like an angel of light, or maybe the "Ghost of Christmas Past. It's great to see new things coming out of you Catherine! Keep them coming!
Even creators of brilliant pop can go wrong. A corny charity co-write with Pharrell Williams for Live Earth. Madonna inhabiting a white male American classic was a great idea on paper.
The concept was for the four Beatles themselves to appear in costume as Sgt. A total of 58 different people are depicted on the final artwork. Jesus and Adolf Hitler were deemed unsuitable for inclusion, while other choices, such as Mahatma Gandhi and Leo Gorcey, were removed for different reasons.