“HEPBURN’S HUMANITY” IS AN INSPIRED COLLABORATION BETWEEN MASSACHUSETTS ART COLLECTIVE HOUSE OF ROULX AND LOS ANGELES BASED POLITICAL ARTIST FREE HUMANITY
Art Collection and Prints Release - Wednesday, November 9th, 12:00 PM EST
One Night Gallery Exhibit - Thursday, November 10th, 6:00 PM
Montserrat College of Art's 301 Gallery - 301 Cabot Street, Beverly, Massachusetts
House of Roulx, in conjunction with Montserrat College of Art, presents "Hepburn's Humanity," a one night exhibit featuring an inspired collection of exclusive work by Los Angeles based artist Free Humanity. Free's work focuses on political situations and notable figures who have had a positive impact on the world. His mission statement reads: “Take back Humanity stolen from our minds by social manipulation and plant seeds of positivity through art and consciousness."
The artist will be on hand exhibiting five oversized pieces inspired by Hollywood icon Audrey Hepburn's philanthropic efforts throughout her life. The actress' image has been a staple in Free Humanity's portfolio, appearing in numerous pieces and works.
Free expounds, "Audrey Hepburn has been a reoccurring motif in my work, due to the not so commonly known fact that she was a big humanitarian and worked to feed young children in Ethiopia for UNICEF. My goal was to put a little bit of class amongst all the trash in Hollywood and LA. In a world of over sexualized ads I wanted to do a few murals and art pieces to show a classy selfless actress, which seems to be a rarity in today's modern times."
The goal in approaching this project was to explore ways in which House of Roulx could utilize its own library of resources to produce a truly collaborative series of work. Three beautiful previously unpublished portraits of Audrey Hepburn were selected. Shot by famed fashion and glamour photographer Milton H. Greene on the set of "War and Peace" (Paramount, 1956) in Rome, Italy, July 8, 1955, the historic back story only further cemented the scope of the project.
Oversized versions of the scanned original negatives were printed on Hahnemühle Fine Art Baryta 325 GSM fiber paper serving as canvases for Free Humanity to add his signature multi-layered, multi-colored approach. The result: five beautiful original pieces; the perfect marriage of timeless grace and progressive street style.
House of Roulx and Free Humanity will show "Hepburn's Humanity" for one night only, November 10, 2016 at Montserrat College of Art's 301 Gallery located at 301 Cabot Street, in Beverly, Massachusetts. The reception starts at 6:00pm and will feature an artist meet & greet, signing opportunity, screening of the War and Peace film, exclusive merchandise and refreshments. The event is free and open to the public.