Theodore’s vibrant skeletal paintings immortalise 20th and 21st century icons including Anna Wintour, Karl Lagerfeld, Kate Moss, Grace Coddington, David Bowie, and, of course, HM Queen Elizabeth II, who is being celebrated by many artist tributes this year.

As well as these modern icons, Theodore has reinterpreted figures of the past through his splashes of colour, including Marie Antoinette and the Mona Lisa.

Bradley Theodore's style is defined by his vivid use of colour and skeletal features, famous figures are stripped back to Día de Muertos-esque versions of themselves, in a juxtaposition of the macabre and the marvellous.

Born in Turks & Caicos, an island group east of Cuba, Theodore now lives and works in New York City. As a street artist, his creations have adorned the walls of cities from Tokyo to New York.

Bradley Theodore Image via Hype Beast Bradley Theodore
Image via Hype Beast

His oeuvre also includes designing album artwork for the Wu Tang Clan, work exhibited at this year's Art Basel Hong Kong and a series displayed at Chelsea, New York's, High Line Hotel during New York Fashion week.

otte-x-bradley-theodore-2 The High Line x OTTE's Artists' Series at Chelsea's High Line Hotel's "The Refectory." Image via Fashion Times

otte-x-bradley-theodore The High Line x OTTE's Artists' Series at Chelsea's High Line Hotel's "The Refectory." Image via Fashion Times

There is no doubting Theodore's cool credentials, but is this New York hipster the next Basquiat? You decide.

For more information on Bradley Theodore and Maddox Gallery, see here.

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