HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif.
- March 2, 2020
-- Christopher Burns is adding to his surging reputation as an insightful artist with an art series on the American icons of the Twentieth Century. Says Burns, "I truly believe that art must convey a message. I'm in-line with the art critics of today who are questioning why DaVinci's Mona Lisa keeps drawing crowds to the Louvre in Paris, while the reason for the artwork remains a mystery."
Recently, one critic commented, "Why did DaVinci paint the Mona Lisa?" He wondered if DaVinci wanted to show the latest woman's fashion of the day -- was she his girl friend -- was it actually a portrait of a man "in drag," was she a royal, etc.? Did he pick her out of a crowd?
However, Burns attributes the quest for DaVinci's motives as the inspiration for him to paint a series of oils that pay tribute to the American icons of the 20th Century. The first series pays tribute to Elvis Presley for his ability to make singing a full body performance.Persons can view the Elvis series on March 15 from 2 pm to 4 pm at Harold's Coral in Cave Creek, Arizona.The Elvis oils are currently being offered on e-bay for one million dollars.
What American icon of the 20th Century will be honored via Burns' next series of oils? The subject is Marilyn Monroe!