In the late1980's, contemporary realist artist Bill Murphy became known for his hugely successful series of large-scale charcoal portrait drawings. In the late 1990's, Bill Murphy turned to large drawings including complex images and personal iconography. This large-scale Bill Murphy drawing entitled "All & Everything" is fascinating in its size and complexity. In this work Murphy weaves together allegorical images of vanitas, beauty and time. Candelabra detail. Skeleton detail. Globe detail. Figure detail.|
To learn more about this artist who is represented in major collections including: British Museum, New York Historical Society, New York Public Library, Staten Island Institute of Arts and Sciences and Westinghouse Corp., visit Bill Murphy's Staten Island studio. View more works by Bill Murphy.