Brooklyn artist Jeremy Penn is known for painting portraits of celebrities. His popular paintings include larger-than-life subjects: Diane von Furstenberg, Kate Moss, John Galliano, Karl Lagerfeld, and now—Dr. Anthony Fauci.
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Anthony “Scientific Street Cred” Fauci 100% of the proceeds from the sale of this painting will go to the following charities: True Hero Fund @trueherofund : An amazing charity that directly supports the heroes that are fighting on the frontline of this war. Read more at trueherofund.org No Kid Hungry @nokidhungry Another amazing charity that is ending childhood hunger by ensuring that kids get the food they need, like healthy breakfast at school and free meals during the summertime. With schools closed and parent’s out of work, kids can miss the meals that they rely on. It’s important that we support charities like this to ensure that they have the resources to continue this mission to leave No Kid Hungry. Read more at nokidhungry.org Painting Details 30” wide x 46” height Acrylic and Spray Paint on Oxidized Mirrored Aluminum This series I’m working on started with some chemical acids on metals. While my work has taken many shapes and forms over the years, the consistency is my process. Each and every time it unfolds and I don’t always know where it will end. This piece started as a splatter of chemical reactions. I didn’t have a plan for it, but once the base layer was done we were settled into quarantine and it became apparent that Fauci was for this piece. In a time of such uncertainty he became the voice of stability. Sanity served. I pride myself in my mindfulness practice and my background in the field. When the world is upside down it can be hard to find perspective. Latching onto reason is where I find my ground and from there I can begin to create. Stay Home & Stay Safe. #nokidhungry #supporttrueheroes #trueherofund #stayhome #anthonyfauci #fauci
Penn’s portrait of Fauci was sold for $15,000 in support of the charities True Hero Fund and No Kid Hungry.
Penn said on Instagram his artwork “started as a splatter of chemical reactions.” The piece is made with acrylic and spray paints applied to oxidized mirrored aluminum. The artist often doesn’t know where the work will end up when he begins, but he trusts his process, and this time, an image of Fauci emerged. Inspired by Fauci as a force of stability in such an uncertain time, Penn chose to dedicate the piece to the doctor who heads up The White House Coronavirus task force.
In the past, the artist has partnered with brands like Puma and The Row, and in another charitable effort, Penn created a piece inspired by Lady Gaga for an event sponsored by Universal Music Group.