The Pantone Series (sometimes called Pantone People) began in 2016 with several anonymous works submitted to Rochester Contemporary Art Center‘s annual 6×6 exhibition. The work was prompted by Pantone’s announcement of the Color of the Year – which, for the first time, featured two colors. Rose Quartz was used for the inspiration to paint Instagram-famous The Fat Jewish (Josh Ostrovsky) with a bottle of his infamous White Girl Rosé. The series combines a celebrity (mostly global, sometimes local) with a Pantone color chip that relates to that person. The majority of works are painted in acrylic on Masonite panel and measure 6″W x 6″H. In late 2017, production of a 10 x 10″ size commenced with a commission request for a Pantone family portrait; and 24 x 24” canvases began in 2019.

All available Pantone pieces are now exclusively available at Peppermint in Rochester, NY.  Please contact the store directly at: 585.532.8132 or shop.peppermint (at) gmail dot com. 

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