The Diva

The Steampunk collection allows David to really push the boundaries of motorcycle art and he definitely hit the mark here with his 4th piece in this collection. The back story on this piece is very important to him. His model, daughter Isabella is an accomplished opera singer, recently graduated from high school at the time of the painting. Bella soon headed to San Francisco to hone her craft and to spread her wings!

In David’s words, “That bittersweet moment parents experience is upon me, feelings of dread and overwhelming pride fill my heart. My little opera princess has grown into a lovely woman and will be leaving for the San Francisco Conservatory on scholarship. My Steampunk series seemed the ideal whimsical vehicle to capture her before her departure. Since she was 3 she has embraced the famous play “Phantom of the Opera”. I have heard her perform this musical score countless times throughout her life, and I chose this theme to optimally manifest our two art forms. The background of this piece is inspired by George Grie featuring the birthplace of the story, the amazing “Opera Garner” in Paris. I know this pushes the envelope of what may be termed “motorcycle art”, but for me it makes perfect sense. Someone once said my paintings are somewhere between a dream and a memory, and I want this one to live on forever.”

Print comes hand-signed, numbered, framed and with the certificate of authenticity.
Edition Size
Image Size (W x H)
Opening Price (2016)
Current/Final Studio Sale*
Regular canvas: 60, 10 AP, 14 HC, 3 APP
18″ x 24″
$5,000-SOLD OUT
Large canvas: 60, 10 AP, 14 HC, 3 APP
24″ x 32″
$6,000-SOLD OUT
Oversized canvas: 30, 7 AP, 12 HC, 3 APP
30″ x 40″
$7,000-SOLD OUT
Total Edition Size: 226
Prices are subject to change based on aftermarket availability.
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Keywords : motorcycle art, opera art, steampunk art, biker art

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