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Robert Mars "Ascension" - Hand-Embellished Variant with 3 Authentic Muhammad Ali Swatches, Edition of 5 - 22 x 24"


Ascension [Muhammad Ali] • Autographed archival pigment print with 3 authentic fabric swatches taken from Muhammad Ali's original training-worn hand wraps affixed to hand-cut and painted stars made of vintage ephemera collage

Printed on Hahnemühle William Turner matte fine art paper, 310 GSM • Custom hand-torn deckled edges • 22 x 24 inches

Hand-embellished, signed and numbered by artist Robert Mars in a limited embellished edition of 5

Accompanied by a facsimile copy of original signed letter of provenance, April 4, 2012, from Daria Muhammad, daughter of Wali Muhammad, long time assistant trainer and corner man of Ali • Authenticated by JG Autographs, Inc.

House of Roulx blind embossed stamping • Authentic Edition rubber stamp on verso • Letter of Authenticity


ROBERT MARS

Robert Mars’ artwork chronicles an evolving fascination with the Golden Age of American popular culture and celebrates the icons of the 1950’s and 60’s by taking inspiration from this culture long past. Through the application of a rich color palette and tongue-in-cheek attitude, Mars’ paintings evoke a vintage quality of design and pay homage to the idealized age of growth and hopefulness that was prevalent in the USA at the end of the Depression. A time before the internet and mobile technology, where information was not instantly available to millions and there was no such thing as instant internet celebrities, and instead people lived with the myth of the unique, untouchable and unforgettable personalities.


 

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