Hepburn’s image, three previously unpublished portraits that were selected from the House of Roulx’s archives, were chosen, with the aim to: “put a little bit of class amongst all the trash in Hollywood and LA. In a world of over sexualized ads I wanted to do a few murals and art pieces to show a classy selfless actress, which seems to be a rarity in today’s modern times,” says Free. In doing so, we get a glimpse behind the typical celebrity and Hollywood image of Audrey Hepburn, and into the compassionate woman and human being who was also a humanitarian throughout her life, working to feed young children in Ethiopia for UNICEF.
Hepburn’s Humanity debuted Thursday, November 10, visit House of Roulx for availability on original artwork and prints!
Autographed archival pigment print • 24 x 36 inches
Autographed hand-painted unique 1/1 • 24 x 36 inches
The images chosen for the project were shot by famed photographer Milton H. Greene on the set of War and Peace (Rome, Italy, July 8, 1955). This back story further solidified the scope of the project. Roulx, having owned the rights and original negatives from the War and Peace sessions, had been reflecting on an ideal project to incorporate the photos. The House of Roulx and Free Humanity collaboration seemed the natural course, as Hepburn’s image was a staple in Free’s work and his admiration of the humanitarian efforts of Hepburn apparent; and thus the concept for Hepburn’s Humanity was born.