October 2022 Issue
About the Cover Artist — Perry Milou
By Kelly Hunter
Perry Milou is arguably one of the nation’s most recognized pop artists. Critics and collectors have hailed his bold, vibrant palette over the past 30 years. Considered a talented forward-thinker with diversified inspirations, Milou’s work has often been described as “alluring,” “brilliant,” “fresh” and “glamorous.”
Milou’s ever-evolving style creates a blend of pop culture contemporary art that is frequently a tribute to global icons, Americana and celebrities. His A-list of clients include Sophia Loren, President Joe Biden, Sylvester Stallone, Tom Petty, Robert Herjavec, Taylor Swift, Willie Nelson, Lady Gaga and Allen Iverson.
Milou’s 2022 roster of works include: Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky, Actress Kelly Reilly (Beth Dutton in Yellowstone), Elon Musk, Eddie Van Halen, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Deepak Chopra, Jimi Hendrix, Cento Tomatoes and our cover, Queen Elizabeth II, which the original sold almost before the paint was dry. Milou’s sentiment when unveiling this piece: “God bless you Queen Elizabeth! What an incredible life you lived; you inspired the world!”
Additionally in 2022, Milou’s prolific open and limited edition collections have landed the artist licensing deals with iCanvas, MetColors and Ethan Allen. His latest venture “SPREAD YOUR LOVE’’ is a 5000 Genesis NFT project slated to mint later this year. In 2016 Milou licensed his iconic painting of Pope Francis to The World Meeting Of Families and was recognized as the official portrait artist of The Papal visit to America.
Milou employs a rich palette to create vibrant, representational works coined “FINE-POP,” painting in a hybrid style, fluidly combining illustration and Pop composition. He draws on a wide range of masters for inspiration including: Warhol, Max and Wesselmann. When paint dries on the canvas, be it a commission for the tomato kings Cento, a Swarovski crystal studded Sylvester Stallone, or a Philadelphia scene in Van Gogh’s style, it is absolutely a Milou!
“Bold color is the forefront of my work. My FINE-POP painting is highly stylized, exciting and graphic; the in-your-face imagery clearly defines the brand. I want my work to evoke an aura of beautiful feelings. I am constantly looking at the sky for color; it is the closest thing to actually watching God paint in the present moment,” Milou expressed.
Continuing to refine his brand, Milou remains inspired to create bold new projects, while accepting commissions for both private and corporate clients, as well as continually contributing to his ever-expanding, diverse roster of charitable foundations around the world.
To purchase originals, prints or learn more about Perry Milou’s commission work visit www perrymilou.com, where you will receive 20% off your first order and can sign up for Milou’s fantastic Studio Newsletter! Be sure to follow Perry Milou and his work on Facebook at @PerryMilouArt and Instagram @perrymilouofficial.