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Cliff Burton – Original Drawing

$ 225.00 $ 70.00

 

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1,280.46 ZAR | 55.03 GBP | 64.66 EUR

 

Medium: Pencil on 300g Archival Paper

Drawing Size: 10cm by 14cm

Frame Size: 27cm by 30cm

 

Description

Cliff Burton

By Marc Alexander from his ‘Touch’ exhibition. ‘Cliff Burton’, Pencil on 300g Archival Paper, 10cm by 14cm, (2013).

 

Cliff Burton

Clifford Lee Burton was an American musician and songwriter, best known as the bass guitarist for the American band Metallica from December 1982 until his death in September 1986. His own tragic passing, which happened on September 27th, 1986, in the early morning hours when Metallica’s tour bus skidded off the road in Sweden. As has become part of metal lore, the vehicle rolled down an embankment and threw the 24-year-old out of a window, ultimately landing on top of him. He died instantly.

 

Touch Series

After a long season of producing portraits in oils, I returned for a while to the humble pencil. The ‘Touch’ exhibition, which opened at the Studio Gallery Kalk Bay on Friday June 14th 2013 and ran until July 3rd, was the result of that experience – a true celebration of the beauty and expressiveness of the human hand.

Several months before this show, a group of us artists got together in the studio to work on life drawings, and for me, hands are one of the most difficult parts of the human body to draw, so I decided to master this challenge by producing one hundred detailed drawings. Friends, family and even casual acquaintances, modeled their hands for me and in each drawing I tried to capture the unique character of each individual.

A great deal could be learned about a person just by observing their hands. For example, the slight hand gestures of a person in love, or the anxious mannerisms of the addicted smoker clutching his last cigarette, or the telltale scars and callouses which belong to a hard working laborer. The hands are young and old, lined and smooth and endlessly expressive and tell a hundred stories which are all captured in my hyper-realistic style.

 

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