KAREN BYSTEDT ART & PHOTOGRAPHY
Bystedt’s artistic strength is her ability to establish an intimate trust within her shoots. She engages her subjects on-camera and then makes them look beautiful – a skill well honed on Warhol – and one the photographer uses in her art. Her strong images of iconic men brands them as totemic markers of their times.
After finding her LOST WARHOL negatives in 2011 she began collaborations with other artists including Peter Tunney, Speedy Graphito, and Gregory Siff. Her work is the permanent collections of the Andy Warhol Museum, the Museum of Modern Art of Armenia, The Hearst Foundation, The Lourdes Foundation, Prince Albert of Monaco collection, Tomasso Buti, George Lopez, David Caruso and The Dean Collection (Swizz Beatz) among others.