Young Kev is known for his skill of inserting his modern subjects into renaissance artwork. In this digital painting, he has skillfully woven 2Pac’s image into the 18th-century portrait of Lieutenant General William Steuart. Steuart fought in the Napoleonic Wars and the Peninsular War, and received a medal for the Battle of the Nive. His portrait was originally painted by Sir Henry Raeburn. Young Kev’s illustration shows the 2Pac in a replica of Steuart’s army uniform against a dark background. But of course, Young Kev had to pay true homage to the king of rap and made the painting his own by giving the king his due – a crown. As the illustrious Makaveli would say, Reality is wrong. Dreams are real. Imagine your dreams coming to life as 2Pac’s did to propel him to fame as a rapper. As a fan of renaissance art and someone who loves the work of Tupac, you’ll definitely enjoy this unique piece.
Our museum-quality prints are made on thick and durable matte paper.
• Paper thickness: 10.3 mil
• Paper weight: 5.6 oz/y² (192 g/m²)
• Giclée printing quality
• Opacity: 94%