A 1992 mixed media decoupage on canvas by contemporary New York artist Bill Schiffer, titled Rosebud. This work depicts a collage of various cut magazine clippings, featuring consumer items such as makeup, automobiles and shoes. They are affixed to a painted surface of yellow, which features a hammer and sickle form protruding to the center in a low relief. This work is wrapped over a wooden board with a dated signature to the verso with a title.
Born in New York, Bill Schiffer rose to prominence as a painter and sculptor in the early 1980’s. Though he still works in many two dimensional and three dimensional art mediums, Schiffer is most well known for his unique handcrafted jewelry, which he started designing after a foray experimenting with wearable art in the fashion scene. Bill Schiffer’s art and jewelry has been shown in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Musee des Arts Decoratifs in Paris, as well as major museums in Italy, Japan, Germany and the United States. His work has been featured in publications including Vogue, Elle, Bazaar, Women’s Wear Daily, Seventeen and Cosmopolitan.
- wear to edges; fraying to edges of wrapped canvas.