Signed Francine Turk Charcoal Print I
This is a signed, limited edition print of one of Francine Turk's iconic charcoal nudes. An exclusive run of 25 prints has been created, hand embellished by Francine, and signed in collaboration with Anecdote. Because each of these prints has been hang touched by the artist to make it one of a kind, colors and strokes will vary. Please email email@example.com with any questions or requests.
Unframed Print: 20" x 24"
Framed Print: 22" x 26"
Francine Turk is a fine artist and documentarian; a classicist and a nonconformist. She is an advocate for safeguarding artifacts and icons that have made a cultural and historical impact. None of her bodies of work are like the other, but all of them are interconnected by one common thread—preservation, which lives at the center of her art.
Francine Turk initially gained attention in the early 1990s with a series of soulful charcoal nudes. Turk’s signature nudes have left their mark on a global scale. Her pieces have been featured in the films The Break-Up (2006), Fathers and Daughters (2015) and most recently in television’s critically acclaimed hit series Empire (FOX).
A self-proclaimed art-school dropout, Turk relishes in forging her own path as an artist and entrepreneur, and actively supports the international artistic community. She has exhibited internationally and has been featured in private celebrity and corporate collections throughout the U.S. and Europe.
Turk works in a variety of mediums,drawing on classic historical art forms as well as contemporary imagery. She has exhibited in group shows of masters including Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol and
Joan Miro. Her oil paintings titled Ascension (2015) were exhibited at KM Fine Arts (Chicago and Los Angeles), where she also had two solo shows: BadAss (2011), Retrospective (2012) and an ongoing series of portraits conceived as an homage to fearless icons.
Turk is a supporter of humanitarian causes including MusiCares. In February 2015 Turk was asked by The Grammy Foundation to create a large-scale painting of Bob Dylan for auction to benefit the charity. In addition, she was asked to conceive an original drawing of Dylan for each of the performing artists that evening, gathered to honor him
as MusicCares 2015 Person of the Year.
She was hand picked by the family and executors of the Miles Davis estate to create work as a tribute to the legacy of legendary virtuoso Miles Davis. In 2015, the fine art vault of Miles Davis was opened to her and in it, she discovered Davis’s most personal and intimate possessions: sketchbooks of casual drawings, paintings and musings that reveal a side of Davis that few ever knew.
Next Level BadAss | Miles Davis & Francine Turk was a bold, genre-busting tribute to Davis’s creative genius that was unveiled in an exhibition in 2016, timed to commemorate what would have been Davis’s 90th birth year and the 25th anniversary of his death.
The Bob Dylan Heavens Door Whiskey brand named Francine Turk as Inaugural Artist In Residence beginning 2021. She currently resides and works in a warehouse loft space adjacent to his corporate offices in Chicago.