DAVID HOLLIER - IMAGO VERBOSA

Born and raised in Wolverhampton in the U.K. David Hollier now resides and works from his studio in Bushwick, Brooklyn, N.Y.  David Hollier creates images of cultural and political icons as composites of their famous words in the form of painted and typed text.  Part social commentary and part documentary, Hollier’s work literally blurs the lines between pop culture and politics and invites us to consider the power of words to influence and endure.

 

The name Imago Verbosa, means a picture made of words in Latin.

In the series “Imago Verbosa,” David Hollier creates images of cultural and political icons as composites of their famous words in the form of painted and typed text.

 

RESERVATIONS AVAILABLE HERE

Amy Winehouse (Text: Rehab) by David Hollier

David Hollier

Amy Winehouse (Text: Rehab)

Acrylic on Canvas

63 x 57 x 1.50 in (160.02 x 144.78 x 3.81 cm)

Billie Holiday (Text: Blue Moon by Richard Rogers and Lorenz Hart 1934) by David Hollier

David Hollier

Billie Holiday (Text: Blue Moon by Richard Rogers and Lorenz Hart 1934)

Acrylic on Canvas

39 x 28 in (99.06 x 71.12 cm)

Charlie Chaplin (Text: from "My Autobiography" by C. Chaplin) by David Hollier

David Hollier

Charlie Chaplin (Text: from "My Autobiography" by C. Chaplin)

20 x 16 in (50.80 x 40.64 cm)

First Amendment by David Hollier

David Hollier

First Amendment

Acrylic on Board

38 x 20 in (96.52 x 50.80 cm)

Janis Joplin (Text: Piece of my Heart) by David Hollier

David Hollier

Janis Joplin (Text: Piece of my Heart)

Acrylic on Board

48 x 33 in (121.92 x 83.82 cm)

Jimi Hendrix (Text: 'Fire', 'Voodoo Child' and 'Are You Experienced') by David Hollier

David Hollier

Jimi Hendrix (Text: 'Fire', 'Voodoo Child' and 'Are You Experienced')

Acrylic on Board

40 x 40 in (101.60 x 101.60 cm)

Lauren Bacall (Text: from 'To Have and Have Not' - Warner Bros 1944)  by David Hollier

David Hollier

Lauren Bacall (Text: from 'To Have and Have Not' - Warner Bros 1944) , 2020

Acrylic on Board

24 x 39 in (60.96 x 99.06 cm)

Nina Simone - (Text: 'Feeling Good' by Nina Simone) by David Hollier

David Hollier

Nina Simone - (Text: 'Feeling Good' by Nina Simone)

Acrylic on Board

32 x 48 in (81.28 x 121.92 cm)

Poe's Skull - (Text: Edgar Allan Poe quote) by David Hollier

David Hollier

Poe's Skull - (Text: Edgar Allan Poe quote)

Acrylic on Board

9 x 7 in (22.86 x 17.78 cm)

"Impossible" Muhammad Ali by David Hollier

David Hollier

"Impossible" Muhammad Ali

Acrylic on Board

27 x 37 in (68.58 x 93.98 cm)

Bob Dylan (Text: Times They Are A Changin’) by David Hollier

David Hollier

Bob Dylan (Text: Times They Are A Changin’)

Acrylic on Canvas

50 x 40 in (127 x 101.60 cm)

Elvis at Chattanooga Station (Text: Chattanooga Choo Choo and I Know Why by Glenn Miller) by David Hollier

David Hollier

Elvis at Chattanooga Station (Text: Chattanooga Choo Choo and I Know Why by Glenn Miller)

Acrylic on Canvas

29 x 46 in (73.66 x 116.84 cm)

"When I despair..." -  (Mahatma Gandhi) by David Hollier

David Hollier

"When I despair..." - (Mahatma Gandhi)

Acrylic on Board

18 x 16 in (45.72 x 40.64 cm)

Thomas Jefferson by David Hollier

David Hollier

Thomas Jefferson

Acrylic on Canvas

34 x 24 in (86.36 x 60.96 cm)

Jim Morrison (Text: 'Break on Through' and 'The End' by The Doors) by David Hollier

David Hollier

Jim Morrison (Text: 'Break on Through' and 'The End' by The Doors)

Acrylic on Canvas

80 x 80 in (203.20 x 203.20 cm)

Bruce Lee - (text: 'Be Water, My Friend' quote from Bruce Lee) by David Hollier

David Hollier

Bruce Lee - (text: 'Be Water, My Friend' quote from Bruce Lee)

Acrylic on Canvas

17 x 13 in (43.18 x 33.02 cm)

Queen Elizabeth II - (Text: A speech by the Queen on her 21st Birthday, Cape Town, South Africa, 1947) by David Hollier

David Hollier

Queen Elizabeth II - (Text: A speech by the Queen on her 21st Birthday, Cape Town, South Africa, 1947)

Typewritten on Paper and 1 Gold-topped Vintage Royal Typewriter

18 x 19 x 26 in (45.72 x 48.26 x 66.04 cm)

Willie Nelson (Text: Lyrics to Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die) by David Hollier

David Hollier

Willie Nelson (Text: Lyrics to Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die), 2020

Acrylic on Canvas

36 x 62 x 1.50 in (91.44 x 157.48 x 3.81 cm)

Aretha Franklin (Text: Respect) by David Hollier

David Hollier

Aretha Franklin (Text: Respect)

Acrylic and 22k Gold on Canvas

36 x 28 in (91.44 x 71.12 cm)

Buddy Guy (Text: Skin Deep) by David Hollier

David Hollier

Buddy Guy (Text: Skin Deep)

Acrylic on Board

33 x 48 in (83.82 x 121.92 cm)

Cream (Text: Sweet Wine, Tale of Brave Ulysses, Sunshine of Your Love) by David Hollier

David Hollier

Cream (Text: Sweet Wine, Tale of Brave Ulysses, Sunshine of Your Love), 2020

66.50 x 107.50 in (168.91 x 273.05 cm)

Greg Allman (Text: Midnight Rider and Ramblin' Man) by David Hollier

David Hollier

Greg Allman (Text: Midnight Rider and Ramblin' Man)

Acrylic on Canvas

69 x 46 in (175.26 x 116.84 cm)

Jerry Garcia (Text: Scarlet Begonias by The Grateful Dead) by David Hollier

David Hollier

Jerry Garcia (Text: Scarlet Begonias by The Grateful Dead)

Acrylic on Canvas

66 x 66 in (167.64 x 167.64 cm)

Judy Garland (Text: 'Over The Rainbow' and 'Optimistic Voices') by David Hollier

David Hollier

Judy Garland (Text: 'Over The Rainbow' and 'Optimistic Voices')

Acrylic on Board

48 x 48 in (121.92 x 121.92 cm)

Abraham Lincoln (Text: 'The Gettysburg Address') by David Hollier

David Hollier

Abraham Lincoln (Text: 'The Gettysburg Address')

Acrylic on Canvas

43 x 66 in (109.22 x 167.64 cm)

Ronald Reagan - (Text: 1987 Berlin Speech) by David Hollier

David Hollier

Ronald Reagan - (Text: 1987 Berlin Speech)

Acrylic on Board

28 x 48 in (71.12 x 121.92 cm)

Dolly Parton (Text: Lyrics to Tennesssee Homesick Blues) by David Hollier

David Hollier

Dolly Parton (Text: Lyrics to Tennesssee Homesick Blues), 2020

Acrylic On Board

48 x 48 x 1.50 in (121.92 x 121.92 x 3.81 cm)

Beatles & Typewriters (Text: 8 Songs by The Beatles) by David Hollier

David Hollier

Beatles & Typewriters (Text: 8 Songs by The Beatles)

Typewritten on Paper, and 4 Vintage Royal Typewriters

15 x 49 x 17 in (38.10 x 124.46 x 43.18 cm)

American Buffalo - Indian Head Nickel (Text: quotes from Crowfoot and Alanis Obomsawin) by David Hollier

David Hollier

American Buffalo - Indian Head Nickel (Text: quotes from Crowfoot and Alanis Obomsawin), 2020

14.50 x 14.50 in (36.83 x 36.83 cm)

Albert Einstein (Text: from address at the Fifth Nobel Anniversary Dinner delivered 10 Dec 1945, Hotel Astor, New York, NY) by David Hollier

David Hollier

Albert Einstein (Text: from address at the Fifth Nobel Anniversary Dinner delivered 10 Dec 1945, Hotel Astor, New York, NY)

20 x 16 in (50.80 x 40.64 cm)

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (Text: 'Sea Joy' and 'Thoughts' - two poems written by Jacqueline Lee Bouvier as a child) by David Hollier

David Hollier

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (Text: 'Sea Joy' and 'Thoughts' - two poems written by Jacqueline Lee Bouvier as a child)

Acrylic on Canvas

27 x 23 in (68.58 x 58.42 cm)

Half Dollar by David Hollier

David Hollier

Half Dollar

Acrylic on Board

14.50 x 14.50 in (36.83 x 36.83 cm)

Keith Richards - ('Happy' by The Rolling Stones) by David Hollier

David Hollier

Keith Richards - ('Happy' by The Rolling Stones)

Acrylic on Board

40 x 40 in (101.60 x 101.60 cm)

Mick Jagger - (text: 'Beast of Burden' by the Rolling Stones) by David Hollier

David Hollier

Mick Jagger - (text: 'Beast of Burden' by the Rolling Stones)

Acrylic on Board

40 x 40 in (101.60 x 101.60 cm)

Johnny Rotten - (Text: 'Rise' by PiL and 'Anarchy in The UK' by the Sex Pistols) by David Hollier

David Hollier

Johnny Rotten - (Text: 'Rise' by PiL and 'Anarchy in The UK' by the Sex Pistols)

Acrylic on Canvas

48 x 36 in (121.92 x 91.44 cm)

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