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Barbra Streisand

By Maria Rivans


Screen print and giclee with diamond dust, iridescent gold and spot varnishes and hand torn edges on Somerset Velvet


Size :70 x 100cm

Limited Editions of  75

Signed, Number & Unframed



Print description

Meet 'Barbra', Maria Rivans fiercest pin-up yet, starring the supersonic Barbara Streisand! Commissioned by TV star Catherine Tyldesley, this colourful collage tells a tale of strength, glamour and female inspiration. Gazing boldly at the viewer, Barbra’s striking feline features are echoed in the lions, leopards, and tigers that prowl through the blossoming flowers. Fearless female figures nestle in the headdress too, from Jane Russell admiring the view to the commanding woman who stands at the top of a column. But among the hard, shining diamonds, slinking cats, and strong women, Rivans adds motifs of vulnerability: the classical nude and the paparazzo’s flashbulb remind us of the pressures of fame and stardom. For all the glitz and glamour, the message is clear: beauty may be in the eye of the camera, but true strength comes from within.


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