A.D. COOK, Bespoke Original Artworks

STARRING STEVE MARTIN wall mural by A.D. Cook for Hollywood Video

Starring Steve Martin

1992, acrylic on canvas, 93” tall x 95” wide

Nothing I do is by popular demand. I think I did pretty well, considering I started out with nothing but a bunch of blank paper.

— Steve Martin

I think Steve did pretty well, too. I have been a huge fan since first listening to his stand-up comedy on LPs. Later, I enjoyed watching him on the big screen. I still do.

Painted in acrylic on canvas in the artist’s Tigard studio and originally installed at the Beaverton, Oregon Hollywood Video location, this mural was reproduced and installed as photomurals in several locations nationwide.

Awarded first place in Airbrush Action’s 1993 Seventh Annual Airbrush Excellence Competition. This mural was created as the left half of a diptych – “Marilyn Monroe (Postcards from the past)” was created as the right half. These murals were created to be displayed together, or as stand-alone pieces, displayed separately.

Hollywood Video mural with Steve Martin and Marilyn Monroe, by A.D. Cook

PROVENANCE:
• Original painting created specifically for and installed at the Hollywood Video Beaverton location, alongside Marilyn, from 1992 until the store’s closing in 2010, six years after my departure from Hollywood Video, on to freelance creative design and enjoying more time at the easel.

• Airbrush Action 7th Annual Airbrush Excellence Competition 1993, Mural Category – Awarded First Place for the two-piece mural: “Marilyn Monroe” (Postcards From The Past) and “Starring Steve Martin”

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