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Lincoln Townley is a British contemporary artist renowned for his powerful and expressive portraits of celebrities and iconic figures. Born in 1972 in London, Townley’s journey from a turbulent life of addiction and nightlife to becoming a celebrated artist is nothing short of remarkable. His work is characterized by bold brushstrokes, vivid colors, and a deep exploration of the human psyche, often reflecting themes of fame, addiction, and inner turmoil.

Townley’s “ICON” series, which features portraits of famous personalities such as Brad Pitt, Samuel L. Jackson, Muhammad Ali, Lady Gaga, and Matt Damon, has established him as a significant figure in contemporary art. His unique style, influenced by the psychedelia and grotesquerie of Francis Bacon and the vibrant street life of Soho, combines oil, acrylic, and bold gilding techniques. Sir Michael Caine has even dubbed Townley “the next Andy Warhol,” highlighting his impact on the art world. Notable collectors of his work include Sir Elton John, and his pieces regularly sell for hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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