THE STORY BEHIND MY PORTRAIT OF JACK WHITE
On June 4, 2019, a collision of colours came to life when Jack Black met Jack White: Jack Grey finally happened. This much anticipated and unplanned meeting took place in a Heathrow Airport lounge where the two Jacks bonded over a common enthusiasm for Pat Lawlor pinball games.
The meeting inspired me to do a spin on Pat Lawlor's most famous pinball machine "Funhouse", which is based around the talking head of a ventriloquist dummy named Rudy.
Rudy responds to events in the game, taunts and heckles the player, and appears to follow the ball with his eyes. The player can put Rudy to sleep by advancing the clock to midnight and then shoot the ball into Rudy's mouth to get a chance at millions of points.
Following Jack Black and Jack White's pinball chat, of course I had to create an updated version of "Funhouse" where Rudy is replaced by Jack White.
JACK WHITE // Fine Art Print
Fine art print of my hand-drawn illustration JACK WHITE, founding member of The White Stripes, The Raconteurs, The Dead Weather, and Third Man Records. All prints are hand-signed and sold unframed.
A4 (21 W x 29.7 H cm / 8.3 W x 11.7 H in)
A3 (29.7 W x 42 H cm / 11.7 W x 16.5 H in)
PAPER AND INKS
Printed with archival pigment inks on matte 310gsm / 210lb bright white museum-quality paper. The pigment inks capture the depth and detail of the original artwork and are colour-fast for 100+ years. I have carefully chosen the paper based on its ability to reproduce impressive art prints, boasting vivid colours, deep blacks and extraordinary reproduction of detail.