Celebrity Portraits, WSJ Style, Part 1

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Illustrations, Kevin Sprouls

Last Summer, I was asked by Ami Arad, the Founder & CEO of Wingtip, a posh San Francisco club, to create a series of portraits. These illustrations were to portray several major actors, be framed, and installed on a wall within the club. How could I say “no”?

The first source photo I received was this…

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The conceit of this project lies in the picture-titles. Rather than identifying the actors, the nameplates within the frames refer to the characters they inhabit. The finished portrait depicts Alec Baldwin from Glengarry/Glenross playing the character “Blake”.

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Ami posted a picture of the installation so far…

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This post is the first of seven, presenting the portraits I have completed thus far. I’ll post one character each day… I hope you enjoy them.

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