An established artist with potential to grow in value.
Russell Young has risen to become one of the most collected and sought after artists of our time. His work has been shown
in London, Paris, Berlin, Tokyo, Singapore, New York, miami and Los Angeles. His silkscreen paintings have acquired
a huge and illustrious fan base - Abby Rosen, The Getty’s, David Hockney, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, David Bowie and
President Barack Obama all have examples of Russell’s works in their collections.
He was born in Northern England and spent his first few months in foster care and was adopted when four months old.
The family moved further north, where the weather was cold and rainy. As a child, Young considered his world to be dark,
and he developed a fascination with American culture. He disliked school and often skipped class. He enjoyed punk
music and watching soccer. He attended Chester Art College where he studied photography, film, and graphic design.
After his parents divorced, the young artist attended Exeter Art College before moving to London.
Young was unable to find work and lived on the streets, where he met photographer Christos Raftopoulos and became
his assistant. Raftopoulos encouraged his assistant to branch out on his own. Young began his career by photographing
live punk shows. His photographs were well-received, and he began landing work for magazines and record companies.
In 1986, he was hired to shoot the cover of the Faith album for pop star George Michael. He traveled to America
and photographed many celebrities including Bruce Springsteen, Bjork, Paul Newman, and Diana Ross. He transitioned
into television and shot over 100 videos for MTV. In 1992, he moved to Hollywood where he met and married actress
Finola Hughes.
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Young decided it was time to branch out, and began to paint. But after moving to New York became frustrated as an
artist. He spent time in Tuscany, where he practiced meditation, before moving to Brooklyn, There he developed
his trademark technique that combins painting and photography. He produced a series of works known as Big Portraits,
large photographs enhanced with acrylic paint and diamond dust.
Young remains married and lives with his wife and children in New York, where he continues to work. He has had numerous
international exhibitions in London, Vienna, Montreal, Los Angeles, Belgium, San Francisco.
He creates silk screen paintings of images from history and American pop culture.
Young’s work primarily consists of large scale photographic enlargements, overpainted with acrylics,
and sprinkled with diamond or crystal dust.
Russell sells into an active collector’s market, usually at price points between $10,000 and $50,000.
2013 highest auction price
$18,750 for ‘Jackie O’, Sotheby’s New York, June 2013

Record Price
$48,744 for ‘Marilyn Crying’, Philip’s London, February 2011

Second Highest Price
$43,958 for ‘Marilyn’, Phillip’s London, June 2011
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