“Earlier this summer, I painted a portrait of the iconic British actress and humanitarian Audrey Hepburn in Brick Lane, London. While the building was being renovated, the owner gave me carte blanche to beautify it, and the artwork has only been unveiled recently after the scaffolding tower was taken down.
The portrait is inspired by an amazing photograph taken by Yousuf Karsh in 1960. The artwork depicts Audrey Hepburn looking down, peaceful with a hint of nostalgia, while holding a few tulips. Years ago, a white hybrid variety of the flower was developed in Holland, and its creators named it after the iconic beauty.”
“Audrey Hepburn” – Zabou – 9x7m – London, UK – 2020
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Photo credit: Zabou