Steve McQueen

Steve McQueen Large Stunning Oil Portrait, Circa 1970's

Steve McQueen Large Oil Portrait, Circa 1970's

 

Large Steve McQueen portrait oil on stretched canvas, 20" x 25." Unframed. Signed along lower right corner "K Carson."

Near fine condition.

 

McQueen, who came across on screen as one of the coolest stars of his time and definitely was the highest paid, was a passionate, hard-driving, quick tempered rebel of a guy who had married three times, once to actress Ali McGraw (his co-star in The Getaway). He loved women, cars, motorcycles and auto racing. He once famously said, “I’m not sure whether I’m an actor who races or a racer who acts.” Another quote also encapsulated McQueen’s spirit: “I would rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than any city on Earth.”

 

McQueen’s film career spanned 22 years with an Oscar nomination coming in 1967 for Best Actor in director Robert Wise’s The Sand Pebbles, however many thought his work in Papillon in 1974 was some of his greatest. He is best known, perhaps, for movies such as Bullitt (1968), director Sam Peckinpah’s The Getaway (1972), director Norman Jewison’s The Thomas Crown Affair (1968), and The Great Escape (1962). He ended up becoming one of the top box office draws in Hollywood during the 1960s and 1970s, along with Clint Eastwood, Robert Redford and Paul Newman, and Burt Reynolds (thanks to his Smokey And The Bandit films). In fact, he rose to the level of having a lot of pull as to which actresses should be in his films. At that time, there were few actresses that could draw audiences based on their names alone.

 

An excellent piece for a McQueen lover.

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Item: 64141

Price: $1,200.00
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