Hugh Mendes is a contemporary British artist, widely known and recognized for his paintings of newspaper clippings. They came to prominence in 2001, following the tragic events of 9/11 and Mendes’ painting depicting Osama Bin Laden pointing a gun at a triumphant George Bush.
Featured image: Hugh Mendes – Obituary: Willem de Kooning, 2017 (detail). Oil on Linen. 14 × 10 in. 35.6 × 25.4 cm. This is a unique work. Photo courtesy Robert Fontaine Gallery