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Pierce Brosnan’s “Earplugs”

Earplugs painting by Pierce Brosnan
“Earplugs” painting by Pierce Brosnan

Actor and artist Pierce Brosnan says that he painted “Earplugs” in 1995 at Leavesdon Studios in England, while he was filming the James Bond movie GoldenEye.

He says:

When shooting action sequences, the prop master would hand out packets of earplugs; on the back was an illustration of “how-to” put them in your ear. I found the infographic to be intriguing, amusing and engaging. I wanted to see if the composition would work as a painting. I had long admired Roy Lichtenstein’s ability to organize a graphic element into a painting and amplify the mundane into a bedazzling image. This became the inspiration for a 48 x 48 inch painting where I rendered my interpretation of the “Earplugs” by hand.

Brosnan has collaborated with Seasons gallery in Los Angeles to release hand-signed, limited edition silkscreens of “Earplugs”.  The prints will include a certificate of authenticity and a photograph of Pierce with the artwork. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to A Sense of Home, an organization that strives to prevent homelessness by creating first-ever homes for youth aging out of foster care.

“Earplugs” was also used to create BIG NOISE, Pierce Brosnan’s first NFT Collection. About the collection, he says:

I am exploring the digital art landscape with illustrative graphics reminiscent of mid-90’s multiplayer video games. Each graphic segment is embedded into a distinct color which moves the eye from one quadrant to another, creating a visual storyboard; each scene is inherently isolated yet tied together. The collection of works features self-recorded elements – my voice, my son Dylan playing the piano, and the sound of the Pacific Ocean at the end of my garden.

 

Visit PierceBrosnan.com for more about Pierce Brosnan and his artwork.