No features, just their signature style so… can YOU put a name to these faceless celebrities?
- Coco Davez shows that even when faceless, celebrities are still recognisable
- She had the idea when she was so unhappy with the face on a painting of Patti Smith, she blanked it out and was inspired to create a range of celebrity portraits
- Ms Davez’s work is on display at Maddox Gallery, London until the end of May
Many celebrities claim they miss being anonymous, but an artist has shown that even when literally faceless, they are still recognisable.
Coco Davez, pictured below with her portrait of Princess Diana, first had the idea when she was so unhappy with the face on a painting of singer Patti Smith, she blanked it out completely. But the figure still looked like her and Davez was inspired to create a range of celebrity portraits.
The Spanish artist, who began her career by exhibiting on Instagram, now has her work on display at the Maddox Gallery in London until the end of May.
So can you work out who the famous faces are? Answers below.
Artist Coco Davez has shown that even when literally faceless, popular celebrities are still recognisable (pictured with portrait of Princess Diana)
1: You’ll work 9 to 5 on this one (left). 2: Just a sprinkling of stardust (right)
3: A Bigger Splash in the art world (left). 4: Chanel-ling his unique look (right)
5: Looks like Teen Spirit to me (left). 6: Back to black … and red and blue (right)
7: This one could drive you Mad (left). 8: Ginger hair’s a sheer giveaway (right)
9: No crown, but he’s still the King (left). 10: That moustache makes it clear he’s a true bohemian (right)
11: A relatively simple challenge (left). 12: She deserves plenty of respect (right)
13: Famous for more than 15 minutes (left). 14: Big sunglasses, all in black . . . does she need to spice up her life? (right)
15: You’ll twig this one eventually (left). 16: I got you, Babe, but not for long (right)
17: The surreal look suits him well (left). 18: You’ll get it one way or another (right)
19: Party in purple like it’s 1999 (left). 20: By George, it’s a Lonely Heart (right)
21: His eyes should be on one side (left). 22: The selfie-preservation society (right)
23: Keeping up with the Joneses (left). 24: He’s a rebel without a face (right)
25: The first lady of Sixties style
The answers revealed
1 Dolly Parton; 2 Ziggy Stardust; 3 David Hockney; 4 Karl Lagerfeld; 5 Kurt Cobain; 6 Amy Winehouse; 7 Don Draper; 8 Ed Sheeran; 9 Elvis Presley; 10 Freddie Mercury; 11 Albert Einstein; 12 Aretha Franklin; 13 Andy Warhol; 14 Victoria Beckham; 15 Twiggy; 16 Sonny and Cher; 17 Salvador Dali; 18 Debbie Harry; 19 Prince; 20 George Harrison; 21 Pablo Picasso; 22 Michael Caine; 23 Grace Jones; 24 James Dean; 25 Jackie Kennedy