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Oil on canvas, painted in 2014. This is a portrait of the rock star and poet Patti Smith. The parrot tulip makes reference to her association with the photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, known especially for his magnificent floral photographs. The goldfish make reference to the ephemeral, subtle yet glittering nature of poetry, reflecting on the talents of Patti Smith.
An American artist who has lived in Europe for more than three decades, Marcella Lassen is a native of Southern California. She completed a BFA Degree cum laude in Fine Arts and Art History at the University of Southern California in 1975. Moving to Europe permanently in 1976, she has lived and worked in Germany, Austria, Belgium and Switzerland. She completed a further degree in Monumental Painting at the Art Academy in Brussels in 1998. Marcella Lassen has exhibited throughout ...