BILL WEEDMARK "Heartbreak Hotel" 2004
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- Quad Grey Pigment Ink on 100% cotton rag
- From King Tours Toronto series
- Dated 2004
- 8 x 10 inches
- Framed under glass
- Condition: excellent
The Artist: Bill Weedmark (Canadian)
Weedmark specializes in Colour to Black & White conversion, with over 40 years of experience in the graphic arts industry running his businesses in Toronto, Kingston & Lunenburg. His photography has been published in Time Magazine, Today's Parent, Inside Track Magazine among others. He has also exhibited in numerous solo and group shows in Toronto and Kingston.
In 2004, photographer Bill Weedmark toured the city of Toronto with a cool piece of kitsch - the plastic head of Elvis. The series, King Tours Toronto, immortalizes these iconic places, whether torn down or still standing, in a city that is always changing.
Heartbreak Hotel pairs the icon with the towering presence of the Gladstone Hotel, connecting the twos’ strong presence.
Weedmark draws on themes of nostalgia, the cult of the celebrity and memory.
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