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Brad Pitt

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Born Shawnee, OklahomaA familiar face on screen since the late 1980s, Brad Pitt won a Golden Globe Award for his role as a patient in the psychological thriller Twelve Monkeys (1995). Nominated for four Academy Awards, he served as a producer on 12 Years a Slave (2013), which won a Best Picture Oscar.Colin Davidson’s portrait of Irish singer-songwriter Glen Hansard caught Pitt’s eye when he saw it reproduced on an album cover. On several occasions, the actor and artist met in London, Surrey, and Buckinghamshire, where they spent time together painting and talking. During these sessions, Davidson began a series of portraits of Pitt, including this one, made just before Pitt cut his hair short for the filming of Fury (2014). The glassy, introspective eyes are typical of Davidson’s noncommissioned portraits, as he seeks “a certain vulnerable quality.” He desires to capture his subjects “lost in thought,” removed from the celebrity persona that we normally see in the mass media.Brad Pitt nacido en 1963Nacido en Shawnee, OklahomaRostro habitual en la pantalla grande desde finales de los ochenta, Brad Pitt ganó un Golden Globe por su actuación como paciente psiquiátrico en la película de suspenso Twelve Monkeys (1995), ha sido nominado para cuatro Oscars y fue uno de los productores de 12 Years a Slave (2013), ganadora del Oscar a la mejor película.Pitt se fijó en el trabajo de Colin Davidson por un retrato que este le había hecho al cantautor irlandés Glen Hansard y que aparecía en la carátula de...
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National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of The Lowry Wallace Collection (Ireland)
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