This portrait of Keith Richards was created after the first Pirates of the Caribbean film was made, after which Johhny Depp confessed that his character, Captain Jack Sparrow, was in part inspired by the real-life Keith Richards. Richards later appeared in the third and fourth Pirates of the Caribbean films - At World's End (2007) and On Stranger Tides (2011) as Captain Teague - Sparrow's father.
Sebastian Krüger's subjects are generally artists he admires and his portraits, while caricatures, always contain a great deal of kindness while at the same time thoroughly subverting "the world of beautiful appearances." This contradiction is at the heart of Krüger's work, a characteristic that has made him extremely popular with art connoisseurs all over the world.
Paper edition published 2019
printed in 4 colors on museum board
Canvas editions published 2006
hand-embellished by the artist
must be shipped flat to preserve the artwork's delicate surface.
Each museum-quality print is signed and numbered by Sebastian Kruger. Recent editions are produced in Germany, so may require 2-4 weeks for delivery.
Buyers will receive a certificate of authenticity following delivery of their artwork. Please contact us with any questions!