Knabe & Mankowitz Collection Keith Richards, 1982
Limited Edition Screenprint
Edition of 200
24” X 24” Unframed
From the Knabe Mankowitz Collection: A special collaboration between Walter Knabe, an American multi-disciplinary fine artist, and renowned English rock and roll photographer, Gered Mankowitz.
The fourth in the collection is Keith Richards, titled Keith ‘82. The edition of 200 was created using a gritty portrait photo shot by Mankowitz, which was included in the London Observer magazine’s feature on the Rolling Stones’ forthcoming 1982 World Tour.
Walter and Gered worked together to capture Keith’s gritty rock and roll look. The muted lavender background and copper patina green jacket speak to Keith’s electric, ethereal nature. His iconic love of skulls is represented on the necklace, while the scratchy nature of his face embodies his charismatic, personal nature.
The 24” x 24” piece is signed by both Knabe and Mankowitz. It blends Knabe’s signature hand crafted screen printing and hand painted detail, using 13 paint colors intricately layered on heavy, tactile paper.