Artists in the History

Patrick Nagel

Our artist of the month is your favorite and you will probably recognize him more from his style than from his name. Some of the most popular imitated paintings in the world – Warholy, Basquiat – Haringi were created by masters who rose to prominence in the 1980s. Joan Collins presented her portrait at the Morton ceremony, and then talked about it in The Tonight Show. His style is immediately identifiable by his personal ideal of the image of a woman.

He is probably best known for designing the cover art for Duran Durans’ album “Rio in 1982″, which featured models, certain models he reworked them with. ”

As soon as his talent was noticed, his work was immediately widely recognized and as a child he moved to Los Angeles, where he spent the rest of his life. He studied art at the Chouinard Institute of Art before graduating from California Fullerton in 1969. Patrick Nagel ( 25 November 1945 — 4- February 1984 ) was an American painter and illustrator.

Nagel was born November 25, 1945 in Dayton, Ohio, but lived most of his life in Los Angeles. Patrick Nagel has received a lot of respect and recognition throughout his life and many well-deserved accolades.

One of Duran Duran’s album covers was known to feature a picture of Nagel and stars such as David Copperfield and Joan Collins have acquired some of Nagels’ work for their collections. His iconic pop art and art deco works have been instrumental in promoting the idealized image of a woman. His most famous album which brought him worldwide recognition, was commissioned by Duran Duran

Nagel also painted people but only one of them appeared as an art print during Nagel’s lifetime. Nagel and his work have received international acclaim for their work with Playboy and Duran Duran for whom he designed the cover art for Rio’s best-selling album and a variety of commercial projects. Perhaps better known as the grinning fox on the cover of the 1980s TV show Ignite, who projected the commercial image of modern femininity.

A beautiful girl drawn in an elegant and distinctive style, reminiscent of Art Deco ads and Japanese art from above and below, the Nag Woman has become an iconic image of the 1980s. Born in the late 1970s during her early work with Playboy, Nagel Woman is a playful, incomprehensible heroine based in part on Nagel’s wife, model Jennifer Dumas. Although it dates back to the era of computer design, it appears to have come in as one of the stars of the era in

His women usually have black hair, lipstick and white porcelain, and the skin is made with soft lines and geometric simplicity of art deco. Nagels’ works feel like Japanese woodcuts and Art Deco, but they are completely modern and versatile. Nagel s most popular works manage to be simple yet sophisticated and the images have a festive mood that hides true art.

Instead he photographed his models, often playmates, before painting the minimalist work in his studio in the Corytown neighborhood of Los Angeles. The first version of the female nag appeared in the Playboy magazine around 1976 inspired by the women who appeared in the magazine at the time, but carried over under the influence of Japanese woodcut.

When he died from a heart attack 35 years ago this month following the Celebrity Aerobaton in Santa Monica, Nagels’ original acrylic canvas was sold on February 4, 1984 as posters hung in flagged 2 million homes around the world. Nagel died on February 4, 1984 after participating in a 15-minute celebrity aerobatics for the American Heart Association in Santa Monica.

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