Biagio Black, Modstar’s founder, was commissioned to create a portrait for a Vivienne Westwood trunk show. The piece is now in London.
“I was thrilled and inspired to do a commissioned portrait of Vivienne Westwood. Even though my pieces are flat in dimension she has so much soul and contrast that she comes right out of the plane. Her contradictions bring her to life. She’s embraces Victorian design with a wild and lustful abandon that would fly in the face of the rigidity and formality of that time. She is celebrated yet controversial. After all, she is a Dame and a punk.Come on…that is amazing.
I was a skater punk when I was young and she remains a true icon to me.” – Biagio Black