Artist’s Robin Williams Portrait Benefits Film Fund
Following the death of actor, comedian, and improbable Picasso collector Robin Williams earlier this month (see “Comedy Legend Robin Williams Battled Disney, Depression, and Picasso“), artist Adrià Llarch created a print portrait of the actor and is selling it online to benefit the Motion Picture and Television Fund (MPTF). The 12-by-12 inch print, which is available for just $25 through Los Angeles’s Hero Complex Gallery, is titled My Captain and shows the actor bespectacled and smiling.
The MPTF, which was founded in 1921 as the Motion Picture Relief Fund by the top Hollywood brass of the day—including Douglas Fairbanks and Charlie Chaplin—offers assistance with healthcare, retirement, senior housing, and other social services to entertainment industry professionals. Its board of directors currently includes George Clooney and Hawk Koch. Williams was a longtime supporter of MPTF and a regular at their benefit galas.
Llarch, a Spanish artist, creates figurative works that range from stylized, Impressionist-evoking nudes and portraits, to more photo-realistic works. In addition to his paintings and illustrations of people and cityscapes, he is a prolific puppy portrait, and his online portfolio features enough endearing paintings of dogs to make George W. Bush jealous.
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