Greta Garbo. Once listed by the Guinness Book of Records to be ‘the most beautiful woman to have ever lived’.
This stunningly eerie piece recreates Greta with a deep red night sky behind her. The constellations are marked out in Swarovski Crystals, marking their locations as they would have appeared on the night of her death. 15th April 1990.
Measuring 72.5cm x 72.5cm, this piece is limited to 15 editions.
The Law of Conservation of Mass states that matter cannot be created or destroyed in a closed system such as Earth’s, it can only change from one form to another. This means that human beings are created from matter, and we maintain it in one form or another.
“Her instinct, her mastery over the machine, was pure witchcraft. I cannot analyze this woman’s acting. I only know that no one else so effectively worked in front of a camera.” – Bette Davis
“Today this young woman -The Garbo as she is known – is the most glamorous figure in the whole world; there is no one with a more magnetic, romantic or exotic personality, there never has been a film star with so wide an appeal… Greta Garbo is Queen of Hollywood, her salary is fabulous, her word law. She has pointed features in a round face, her mouth is wide and knife-like. Her teeth are large and square and like evenly matched pearls; her eyes are pale, with lashes so long that when she lowers her lids they strike her cheeks; her complexion is of an unearthly whiteness and so delicate that she looks to have one layer of skin less than other people, and the suspicion of a frown is sooner perceptible.” – Cecil Beaton