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In this episode, I am talking to legendary Irish artist Jim Fitzpatrick in Dublin. I’m calling him a legendary artist for two reasons, one is he is a legend among Irish artists, and two because he has spent a lot of time painting Irish legends.
Jim has also created album covers for artists like, Sinead O’Connor, Led Zeppelin, and Thin Lizzy.
His most popular work is the iconic image of Che Guevara which he made in 1968 and has appeared on everything from T-shirts to posters to cigarette packets, and has been appropriated by artists like Banksy and Andy Warhol. It has also been credited as the 6th most recognizable image in the world. The fifth being the Mona Lisa.
Here are some of the subjects we visit:
- Art heroes,
- Harry Clarke’s Geneva Window,
- Art training,
- Working methods,
- Celtic myths and legends,
- Book of Conquests,
- Game of Thrones,
- Revolutionaries and Pacifism,
- Underlying Themes,
- Licensing artwork,
- Reclaim Che,
- Art business,
- Social media,
- Artistic challenges,
- Future generations,
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