Erik den Breejen text portraits Acrylic on linen
Frida Kahlo
2016
Acrylic on linen
84 x 72 inches

Erik den Breejen text portraits Acrylic on linen
Robin Williams at the Met
2015
Acrylic on linen
72 x 68 inches

Text is a transcription of Robin's 1986 standup comedy album, A Night at the Met.

Erik den Breejen text portraits Acrylic on linen
Nina Simone (I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free)
2015
Acrylic on linen
31 x 25 inches

Erik den Breejen text portraits Acrylic on linen
Van Gogh (Self Portrait 1889)
2015
Acrylic on linen
48 x 42 inches

Text is an excerpt from one of Vincent's letters to Theo, in which he discusses portraiture in general and this painting in particular.

Erik den Breejen text portraits Acrylic on linen
Nilsson Schmilsson
2013
Acrylic on linen
90 x 68 inches

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There's a Riot Goin' On (installation view)
2014

Exhibition at Freight + Volume, NYC, April-May 2014.

Erik den Breejen text portraits Acrylic on linen
Muddy Waters
2015
Acrylic on linen
72 x 72 inches

Commission for Earl's Restaurant in Chicago.

Erik den Breejen text portraits Acrylic on linen
Karen Carpenter
2014
Acrylic on linen
60 x 48 inches

Portrait of Karen Carpenter in the early 70's using lyrics to four Carpenters classics.

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Erik den Breejen text portraits Acrylic on linen
Albuquerque On the Beach (Alone at the Mircrophone)
2014
Acrylic on linen
28 x 22 inches

Neil Young in the Ditch Triology period, from whence these two songs originate.

Erik den Breejen text portraits Acrylic on linen
Willie Nelson
2017
Acrylic on linen
48 x 48 inches

Commission for a friend of Willie.

Erik den Breejen text portraits Acrylic on canvas
Brian Wilson (I Just Wasn't Made for These Times)
2015
Acrylic on canvas
28 x 22 inches

Erik den Breejen text portraits Acrylic on canvas
As Pure and Strange As What I See (for Lou Reed)
2013
Acrylic on canvas
54 x 48 inches

Erik den Breejen text portraits Acrylic on linen
Miles Blues
2016
Acrylic on linen
16 x 12 inches

Erik den Breejen text portraits Acrylic on linen
Joan Didion (The White Album)
2014
Acrylic on linen
28 x 22 inches

Joan Didion, captured from an early 70's TV interview, made from the introductory lines of her landmark essay The White Album (1968-78)

Erik den Breejen text portraits Acrylic on linen
Once In a Lifetime (Remain In Light)
2015
Acrylic on linen
36 x 36 inches

The lyrics to the Talking Heads' "Once In a Lifetime" form the cover of its parent album, Remain In Light.

Erik den Breejen text portraits Acrylic on panel
Billie Holiday (God Bless the Child)
2013
Acrylic on panel
24 x 20 inches

Erik den Breejen text portraits Arylic on linen
The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society
2015
Arylic on linen
30 x 40 inches

The first two songs from Village Green Preservation Society are used to create an image based on an outtake photo from the album cover shoot.