Alex Gross: Sepia Gone Wild
Painting or pasting elements over photos, especially old photos, is not new. But Gross’s approach is delightfully unique. His characterizations – from weird space men to the Bride of Frankenstein – are painted in vibrant color, leaving just the faces as the photographer took them.
Its cosmic to think that these long deceased people are now painted as things they would never have imagined. If you believe, as some do, that the disembodied spirits of the dead reside in their photographs, then you got to wonder what they’re thinking of Gross’s work.
Order your copy here. At a little over $10 its a bargain at half the price.