Pure Genius September 14 2017

Hedy Lamarr 1930s Filmstar and Inventor

Hedy Lamarr, a stunning film star from the late 1930s - 1950s and as well as being beautiful and talented, she also was an inventor. Hence Pure Evil's recent print series, Hedy Lamarr, The Inventor.

At the beginning of WW II, Lamarr and composer George Antheil developed a radio guidance system for Allied torpedoes, which used spread spectrum & frequency hopping technology to defeat the threat of jamming by the Axis powers. Although the US Navy did not adopt the technology until the 1960s, the principles of their work are now incorporated into modern WI-Fi and Bluetooth technology.

Pure Evil continues to produce iconic and instantly recognisable images. The Hedy prints are some of his best yet.

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Pure Evil - Hedy, Watch The Stars (Red) 
2 Colour Screenprint on 320gsm Fedrigoni Paper.

70 x 85cm

Signed Edition of 100

£200

Pure Evil - Hedy, Watch The Stars

Pure Evil - Hedy, Watch The Stars (Hedy Lamarr, The Inventor) (Pure White Bunny 1/1)

2 colour handfinished screenprint

330gsm Fedrigoni paper

70 x 85cm

£600

 

From the artist:

"This is part of ‘The Nightmare Series’: A chance email from a Chinese “copy village” gave inspiration to this series. The village offered, via email, a list of artists it could reproduce, including three Andy Warhol paintings. The idea of Warhol’s entire artistic output distilled right down to three small 64x64 pixel thumbnails of Jackie Kennedy, Liz Taylor and an Electric Chair became the inspiration for these doomed and dripping celebrity portraits. 

I wanted to show how Hedy is an inspiring figure for a new generation of powerful activist women. I wanted to make a really simplified NO BULLSHIT image of her because that is how I make my art. Keep it simple. No fake shit." - Pure Evil