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Silver Screen Sirens Silk Screen series by Bob Kessel
Jul 23rd, 2016 by admin

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

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.

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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

SILVER SCREEN SIRENS
Jan 31st, 2013 by admin

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 a new art series by Bob Kessel

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Marilyn Monroe in the Seven Year Itch.

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SILVER SEVEN YEAR ITCH by Bob Kessel
Screen print in colors 34″ x 34″ inches by Axelle Editions

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Marilyn Monroe portrait

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SILVER MARILYN by Bob Kessel
Screen print in colors 34″ x 34″ inches by Axelle Editions

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Marilyn Monroe at the beach

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SILVER GIRL by Bob Kessel
Screen print in colors 34″ x 34″ inches by Axelle Editions

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STARLET

Diana Dors cheesecake photo

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SILVER STARLET by Bob Kessel
Screen print in colors 34″ x 34″ inches by Axelle Editions

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Silver Screen magazine cover of Jane Russell

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SILVER COVERGIRL by Bob Kessel
Screen print in colors 34″ x 34″ inches by Axelle Editions

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Jane Russell in The Outlaw

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SILVER OUTLAW by Bob Kessel
Screen print in colors 34″ x 34″ inches by Axelle Editions

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Anita Ekberg in a swimsuit

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SILVER SWIMSUIT by Bob Kessel
Screen print in colors 34″ x 34″ inches by Axelle Editions

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Tempest Blaze in a tight sweater

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SILVER TIGHT SWEATER by Bob Kessel
Screen print in colors 34″ x 34″ inches by Axelle Editions

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All Bob Kessel’s SILVER SCREEN SIRENS prints made at Axelle Editions, NYC

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Bob Kessel’s SILVER SEVEN YEAR ITCH print with one color at Axelle Editions

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Bob Kessel’s SILVER SEVEN YEAR ITCH print checking registration at Axelle Editions

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Bob Kessel’s SILVER SEVEN YEAR ITCH print with second color at Axelle Editions

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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

MARILYN MONROE by Bob Kessel
May 27th, 2011 by admin

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MARILYN MONROE (The 7 Year Itch) by Bob Kessel

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Marilyn Monroe publicity photo for The Seven Year Itch

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Marilyn Monroe, born Norma Jeane Mortenson on  June 1, 1926. In September 1954, Monroe filmed one of the key scenes for The Seven Year Itch in New York City. In it, she stands with her co-star, Tom Ewell, while the air from a subway grating blows her skirt up.

Bob Kessel’s picture of Marilyn Monroe is from the movie “The Seven Year Itch”. This print is available as a limited edition original fine art print. Contact Bob Kessel for pricing and availability.

Quotes by Marilyn Monroe;

“I want to grow old without face-lifts…I want to have the courage to be loyal to the face I have made. Sometimes I think it would be easier to avoid old age, to die young, but then you’d never complete your life, would you? You’d never wholly know yourself.”

“With fame, you know, you can read about yourself, somebody else’s ideas about you, but what’s important is how you feel about yourself -for survival and living day to day with what comes up.”

“I am not interested in money. I just want to be wonderful.”

“Fame is fickle and I know it. It has its compensations, but it also has its drawbacks and I’ve experienced them both.”

“No-one ever told me I was pretty when I was a little girl. All little girls should be told they are pretty, even if they aren’t.”

“My illusions didn’t have anything to do with being a fine actress. I knew how third rate I was. I could actually feel my lack of talent, as if it were cheap clothes I was wearing inside. But, my God, how I wanted to learn, to change, to improve!”

“Only the public can make a star. It’s the studios who try to make a system out of it.”

“If I play a stupid girl and ask a stupid question I’ve got to follow it through. What am I supposed to do -look intelligent?”

Bob Kessel’s American Icons art series also includes Muhammad Ali, Miles Davis, Charles Bukowski, Marlon Brando, Elvis Presley, John F Kennedy and many more.

INDEPENDENCE DAY ICONS
Jun 29th, 2010 by admin

Bob Kessel’s art series “AMERICAN ICONS” features pictures of American presidents and historical figures. These pictures are available as signed and numbered limited edition fine art prints. Contact Bob Kessel for pricing and availability.

Bob Kessel’s American Icons art series also includes many other famous people including Marilyn Monroe, Miles Davis, Charles Bukowski, Muhammad Ali, Elvis Presley, Marlon Brando, John F Kennedy, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and many more.

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WASHINGTON AND LINCOLN by Bob Kessel

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WASHINGTON AND LINCOLN  (GREEN LINE) by Bob Kessel

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WASHINGTON AND LINCOLN  (RED LINE) by Bob Kessel

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WASHINGTON AND LINCOLN  (BLUE LINE) by Bob Kessel

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THOMAS JEFFERSON AT MONTICELLO by Bob Kessel

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BENJAMIN FRANKLIN AND THE LIBERTY BELL by Bob Kessel

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LADY LIBERTY AND AMERICAN EAGLE by Bob Kessel

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INDIAN HEAD AND BUFFALO by Bob Kessel

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INDIANHEAD AND BUFFALO  (PURPLE LINE) by Bob Kessel

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JFK: PROFILES IN CHIAROSCURO by Bob Kessel

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COLOR VARIATIONS of Bob Kessel prints
Sep 30th, 2009 by admin

Andy Warhol often made several color variations of the same image in his art prints like in his Marilyn Monroe series shown below.

Bob Kessel at times makes different color variations of the same image in his prints as well. A few examples are shown below. These pictures can be purchased as signed and numbered limited edition original fine art prints. Contact Bob Kessel for prices and availability.

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MARILYN MONROE color variations by Andy Warhol

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WASHINGTON AND LINCOLN  (GRAY LINE) by Bob Kessel

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WASHINGTON AND LINCOLN  (GREEN LINE) by Bob Kessel

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WASHINGTON AND LINCOLN  (RED LINE) by Bob Kessel

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WASHINGTON AND LINCOLN  (BLUE LINE) by Bob Kessel

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INDIANHEAD AND BUFFALO  (GRAY LINE) by Bob Kessel

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INDIANHEAD AND BUFFALO  (PURPLE LINE) by Bob Kessel

MARLON BRANDO by Bob Kessel
Apr 23rd, 2009 by admin

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MARLON BRANDO by Bob Kessel

Marlon Brando, pictured here in motorcycle hat and jacket in the 1950’s movie , “THE WILD ONE”.
Brando is the leader of a motorcycle gang.
An old man asks him,  “Where are you going?”
Brando replies, “Going somewhere is for squares. We just go.”

Bob Kessel has created a new art series titled, “AMERICAN ICONS” featuring a picture of Marlon Brando. The pictures are available as limited edition fine art prints, signed and numbered by the artist. Contact Bob Kessel for prices and availability.

Bob Kessel’s American Icons art series also includes Marilyn Monroe, Miles Davis, Charles Bukowski, Muhammad Ali, Elvis Presley, John F Kennedy and many more.

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