Silver Screen Sirens Silk Screen series by Bob Kessel

SILVER SCREEN SIRENS a new art series by BOB KESSEL
is a set of limited edition original fine art silkscreen prints printed by Axelle Editions in New York City.

The prints are all 34” x 34” inches square on 100% cotton Coventry Rag archival quality paper.
The inks are metallic silver, light silver, dark silver, yellow, and glossy black enamel.
Each print uses a different combination of colors to create unique looks yet all appear part of the same series.
At first the art may seem to be pure nonrepresentational abstraction but upon closer inspection
you will see that they are pictures of Hollywood film stars.

Marilyn Monroe in “The Seven Year Itch” is immortalized in one of the prints as is Jane Russell in “The Outlaw”.
Also used as inspiration are pin-ups, cheesecake pictures, swimsuit models, magazine cover actresses, and tight sweater girls.
Photos that inspired the art are placed next to each print to aid the viewer.

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silver screen sirens by bob kessel

silver screen sirens by bob kessel

silver screen sirens by bob kessel
Bob Kessel’s new art series “SILVER SCREEN SIRENS” uses metallic silver and glossy black enamel inks to riff on film actresses of a bygone era of Hollywood.

silver screen sirens by bobkessel silver bathing beauty

silver screen sirens by bob kessel

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silver screen sirens by bob kessel

silver screen sirens by bob kessel

silver screen sirens by bob kessel silver swimsuit

silver screen sirens by bob kessel

silver screen sirens by bob kessel

silver screen sirens by bob kessel

silver screen sirens by bob kessel

silver screen sirens by bob kessel

A special thank you to Master Printer Luther Davis and all the printers that worked on
Bob Kessel’s “SILVER SCREEN SIRENS” art series at Axelle editions in New York City.

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A gentleman is simply a patient wolf.
– Lana Turner

My father warned me about men and booze, but he never mentioned a word about women and cocaine.
– Tallulah Bankhead

Publicity can be terrible. But only if you don’t have any.
– Jane Russell

It was I who made Fellini famous, not the other way around.
– Anita Ekberg

What do I wear in bed? Why, Chanel No. 5, of course.
– Marilyn Monroe

Darling, the legs aren’t so beautiful, I just know what to do with them.
– Marlene Dietrich

I’ve been in more laps than a napkin.
– Mae West

Actors work and slave and it is the color of your hair that can determine your fate in the end.
– Helen Hayes

It is possible that blondes also prefer gentlemen.
– Mamie Van Doren

Men are creatures with two legs and eight hands.
– Jayne Mansfield