Rolling in My '64, 2018, oil on canvas, 76cm x 76cm, £1500
A mixed media painting by the London based artist Robert Dunt. In this series of paintings by Robert, which he has called the Icon series, the artist wanted to work with powerful icons from history, politics and celebrity and combine them with colour and chaos.
His aim was to work with the icons without trying to give them a narrative, but to use them as purely visual shapes. Once he had used them as shapes a poetic unintended narrative would appear from the use of the paint.
In this picture Robert felt the combination of the guns, Hepburn and the polka dots led to a sense of rap music. The polka dots almost like bullet holes and Hepburn becoming a strange hallucinatory and psychedelic rapper. So he named the painting after a rap lyric.
The painting was first exhibited in London in 2018 at the LAPADA Art and Antiques Fair.