In collaboration between Massachusetts art collective House of Roulx and Los Angeles based political artist Free Humanity, Hepburn’s Humanity is a project that aims to “Take back humanity stolen from our minds by social manipulation and plant seeds of positivity through art and consciousness,” according to Free’s mission statement.The result from this creative duo is a beautifully evolving series of original artwork with limited edition prints, inspired by Audrey Hepburn. It focuses on the actress’ philanthropy work rather than simply the Hollywood icon she’s better known the world over; “the perfect marriage of timeless grace and progressive street style,” Free states.

Hepburn’s image, three previously unpublished portraits that were selected from the House of Roulx’s archives, were chosen, with the aim to: “put a little bit of class amongst all the trash in Hollywood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!hh_4_web

Autographed archival pigment print •  24 x 36 inches

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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.

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 Autographed archival pigment print • 24 x 36 inches

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Autographed hand-painted unique 1/1 • 24 x 36 inches

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 Autographed hand-painted unique 1/1  • 24 x 36 inches

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