DeVon

DeVon was born in Hollywood, CA in 1968 eight months after the tragic death of his young film producer father of the same name.  His mother remarried and through a series of moves growing up in the bay area eventually relocated to a small rural town near Park City, Utah.  There DeVon excelled in classical and jazz music and received a scholarship to college in Music.  However, after a commercial success screen-printing fine art designs combined with dada poetry on T- shirts for rock concerts and specialty stores he changed his degree to visual arts.  During his academic career in painting and drawing at the University of Utah, he found himself learning the most about being an artist by promoting other students and faculty, organizing collaborative shows with them.  He gained the attention of the Dean of Fine Arts who encouraged and sponsored an innovative bachelor's degree designed specifically for him called Arts Promotion.  This degree would include an internship at the curator's office of the Supreme Court of the United States, and extensive studies abroad of art history and language in Europe where DeVon became fluent in the Spanish, French, and Italian languages.  Upon graduation, DeVon continued to collaborate with other artists and promote their work through managing and owning galleries in Beverly Hills, Laguna Beach, Carmel, San Francisco, Park City, and Aspen, CO.  

He has lectured in academies of art in Russia, France, Italy, China, South America, and throughout the United States. A contemporary pop artist in the vein of Andy Warhol, DeVon continues to screen print images sourced from his own photographs, or from popular culture and mass advertising.  Through the tragic death of his Hollywood father, whom he never knew, he relates to the tragic loss and haunting beauty in Hollywood icons, Rock legends, and dreamers.  He seeks to connect with his subjects in their moment of truth, their eternal NOW moment when the past is gone and the future does not yet exist, and encrust that moment in heavenly light through diamond dust, Swarovski crystal, black light, or vibrant color.  He works in a multi-media of acrylic paint, linen, diamond dust, crystal, enamel, embedded light/black light, shadow box, wood, and plexiglass, sometimes creating a three dimensional world of multiple layers of plexiglass viewers can get lost in and experience a glimpse of the truth in his subjects.  He embraces mass advertising and celebrity by working directly with both entities to create ingenious corporate branded events and awareness at his exhibitions.  Every January he opens his Park City studio that is headquartered in the heart of the Sundance Film Festival, and collaborates with Festival organizers hosting rock concerts, private film parties, and a Hollywood nightclub scene in his elegant but intimate gallery/studio space.  He has worked together with some of the most recognized celebrities and entertainment executives in the entertainment industry.  He has hosted countless film premiere parties including parties for Paris Hilton, and two academy-award winning films The Cove, a documentary, and Precious, a feature film starring Mariah Carey.  He has organized collaborative exhibitions at his studio with musician-turned-artists Brandon Boyd of Incubus, Mark Mothersbough of DEVO, Travis McCoy of Gym Class Heroes, Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy, pop artists Peter Max and Steve Kaufman.  Music performances have been in cooperation with ASCAP, The Fray, Leanne Rimes, Lady Antebellum, Gunther, and a solo performance by Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead for the first time in 50 years.  He works with high fashion brands to create art for their corporate images and associate that image with worldwide-recognized Film, TV, and Music producers, directors, and celebrities.

Coca Cola Girl - Summer as it Should Be
Coca Cola Girl - Summer as it Should Be

30 x 30 inches mixed-media painting on canvas #23575 $15,500

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James Dean - Hot Wheels
James Dean - Hot Wheels

30 x 30 inches mixed-media painting on canvas #23577 $15,500

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James Dean - Shifting Gears
James Dean - Shifting Gears

30 x 30 inches mixed-media painting on canvas #23578 $15,500

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Marilyn - Pink Treat
Marilyn - Pink Treat

30 x 30 inches mixed-media painting on canvas #23773 $15,500

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Marilyn - Sweet Treat
Marilyn - Sweet Treat

30 x 30 inches mixed-media painting on canvas #23774 $15,500

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Marilyn - Icon
Marilyn - Icon

30 x 30 inches mixed-media painting on canvas #23775 $15,500

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Marilyn - I Can Dream
Marilyn - I Can Dream

52 x 52 inches mixed-media painting on canvas #22224 $24,500

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Marilyn - Paris Parfum
Marilyn - Paris Parfum

52 x 52 inches mixed-media painting on canvas #23615 $24,500

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Vanity Fair Mag Cover - 90 Years of Marilyn
Vanity Fair Mag Cover - 90 Years of Marilyn

52 x 52 inches mixed-media painting on canvas #23651 $24,500

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Elle Mag Cover - Gigi for Elle
Elle Mag Cover - Gigi for Elle

52 x 52 inches mixed-media painting on canvas #22958 $24,500

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Batman - Gotham’s Hero
Batman - Gotham’s Hero

52 x 52 inches mixed-media painting on canvas #23228 $24,500

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Elton John - Brown Dirt Cowboy
Elton John - Brown Dirt Cowboy

52 x 52 inches mixed-media painting on canvas #23231 $24,500

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Queen - Nevermore
Queen - Nevermore

52 x 52 inches mixed-media painting on canvas #23237 $24,500

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Cosmo Mag Cover - Style and Substance
Cosmo Mag Cover - Style and Substance

52 x 52 inches mixed-media painting on canvas #23647 $24,500

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Rolling Stone Mag Cover - Myth and Mayhem
Rolling Stone Mag Cover - Myth and Mayhem

52 x 52 inches mixed-media painting on canvas #23649 $24,500

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Steve McQueen - The Origins
Steve McQueen - The Origins

52 x 52 inches mixed-media painting on canvas #23650 $24,500

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Vogue Mag Cover - Rihanna for Vogue
Vogue Mag Cover - Rihanna for Vogue

52 x 52 inches mixed-media painting on canvas #23652 $24,500

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Prince - Catching The Light
Prince - Catching The Light

60 x 48 inches mixed-media painting on canvas #23246 $25,500

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Audrey - Crystals
Audrey - Crystals

60 x 48 inches mixed-media painting on canvas #21683 $25,500

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Campbell’s Soup - Eye-Opener
Campbell’s Soup - Eye-Opener

60 x 48 inches mixed-media painting on canvas #22883 $25,500

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Campbell’s Soup - Campbell’s Condensed
Campbell’s Soup - Campbell’s Condensed

60 x 48 inches mixed-media painting on canvas #23617 $25,500

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American Flag - Beauty Never Fades
American Flag - Beauty Never Fades

48 x 72 inches mixed-media painting on canvas #23619 $29,750

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American Flag - Milking It
American Flag - Milking It

48 x 72 inches mixed-media painting on canvas #23247 $29,750

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Catwoman - Selina Kyle
Catwoman - Selina Kyle

60 x 60 inches mixed-media painting on canvas #22893 $29,750

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Mustang - Turn Up
Mustang - Turn Up

60 x 60 inches mixed-media painting on canvas #22903 $29,750

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Prince - Pure Joy
Prince - Pure Joy

60 x 60 inches mixed-media painting on canvas #22905 $29,750

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Superman - ShockWave
Superman - ShockWave

60 x 60 inches mixed-media painting on canvas #22908 $29,750

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Batman - Enough
Batman - Enough

60 x 60 inches mixed-media painting on canvas #23252 $29,750

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Audrey - Dream Come True
Audrey - Dream Come True

60 x 60 inches mixed-media painting on canvas #23620 $29,750

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Beatles - Fab Four
Beatles - Fab Four

60 x 60 inches mixed-media painting on canvas #23621 $29,750

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