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In pictures: Pop artist Gerald Laing

The Lowing Herd Winds Slowly Oer The Lea, 2007

Pop artist Gerald Laing, known for his 1960s portraits of Brigitte Bardot and Anna Karina using newspaper-style images, is back with his first solo exhibition, New Paintings For Modern Times, in London.

Domestic Perspective, 2008

Laing has returned to the medium to create images of contemporary celebrities, such as Amy Winehouse, whom he describes as his most recent "muse".

The Kiss II, 2008

His painting The Kiss depicts troubled Winehouse kissing her husband Blake Fielder-Civil.

Belshazzar's Feast, 2007

And his depiction of Winehouse, taken from a newspaper image of her drinking champagne at an awards ceremony, is his re-imagining of Rembrandt's Belshazzar's Feast.

Victoria Beckham, 2007

As well as Winehouse, Laing has also turned his attention to other contemporary female figures, like Victoria Beckham.

Study For Kate Moss, 2007

His painting of supermodel Kate Moss is more abstract, showing a woman in a bikini with a pink-coloured sphere as a head.

Thus Far And No Further, 2008

New Paintings For Modern Times will be shown at the Ocontemporary gallery in Soho until 15 November.



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