Art Basel is the most prestigious art show in the Americas. The 2011 show, which recently wrapped up in Miami Beach, Florida, included more than 260 galleries across the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia and more than 2,000 artists displayed their work. George was one such artist to have his work on display during Art Basel 2011.
George is world renown for his ability to create fantastic and awe inspiring portraits on the Etch a Sketch; he has been featured on shows such as Oprah, The Late Show with David Letterman and ABC – 20/20 to name a few. He recently created a Paul McCartney piece specifically for Art Basel 2011 which was displayed with the Verne Gallery. With this piece, George continues to show why he is the greatest Etch a Sketch artist in the world.
The etch incorporates various elements of McCartney’s singer/songwriter career. The left side depicts McCartney holding his bass in his signature Beatles black suit in the foreground with the British flag behind him along with lyrics to the song “Yesterday”, a song that was voted the #1 pop song of all time by MTV and Rolling Stone. The right side of the etch contains a dreamily looking headshot of McCartney with diamonds and stars over his left shoulder, paying homage to another Beatles song, “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds”. The details and shading that George includes in this etch, as he does in all his works, continue to amaze and prove that he is the greatest Etch a Sketch artist in the world.
What do you think of this latest Etch a Sketch from George? What is your favorite Etch a Sketch he has ever done?