The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery installed this photograph of celebrated American comedian and actor Robin Williams today in its In Memoriam gallery, a space in which the museum memorializes the passing and celebrates the lives of people represented in the museum’s collection. The photograph was taken for Time Magazine by Michael Dressler in 1979.
"Thank you for believing." (16” x 20” Acrylic / Gesso / Color Pencil on Illustration Board)
Finished - I’ve made a high resolution image available as a free download to print for yourself, or use as you see fit. A donation to either of the below charities (or one of your choosing) would be amazing, but not compulsory -
The original, framed painting will go up on eBay a little later today - Half of the proceeds will go to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital which was very important to Robin, and the other half to the American Foundation For Suicide Prevention.
Thank you for your kindness, as always - And thank you, Robin, for everything <3
It’s said had Richard Fariña not died so young he could have easily given Bob Dylan a run for his money.
Butler, Bernstein and the Hot 9
Farmer plays Royals on trombone, cows gather
What are you streaming out there? (Netflix/Amazon Prime)
Last night I’d resorted to watching a show where a guy’s eyeballs fell gently out of their sockets, needless to say it was pretty lame.
Posting this request for suggestions, and genre doesn’t matter too much at the moment so suggest away!
Mendelssohn, Octet op. 20 - Scherzo (arr. for orchestra)