Notes on the Artists
• Richard Arthur is a San Diego, California-based artist who creates huge, psychedelic, pop-culture paintings. For more, visit myspace.com/creativecontrolart.
• Fabien Marre (aka Edwood Zero) is a French artist who creates breathtaking pencil drawings of starlets from a bygone age. He says, "I chose [to draw Soledad] by feelings and I'm a fan of so called in French 'Cinema bis'. I saw Soledad for the first time in Jess Franco's movies and it was a blow of lightning at one yard broken at the same time." For more, visit Stars Portraits or Fabien Marre Dessins.
• Acherontia Atropos are two artists who work together in Athens, Greece. Acherontia Atropos create traditional art with contemporary ideals and take their inspiration from Nature, Magick, Love, Sex, and Death... "We are great fans of the Beautiful Soledad Miranda, and decided it was the right time to Honour her by painting a portrait of her... We would be delighted and honoured if our painting of Soledad could be featured on your Fan Art page!" For more, visit myspace.com/acherontiaatropos.
• Justin Coffee said of his Soledad design, "What if in the 1970s Soledad Miranda starred in a Vampirella film directed by Jess Franco. That seems like it would have been appropriate... this is kinda a what if poster. I had a lot of fun doing this." For more, visit Cream Sugar.
• Javier González is a Madrid, Spain-based illustrator and graphic designer. For more, visit The Dead Walk!
• Juana Moore is a is a visual artist who has created a series of Art-O-Mat portraits, including her Soledad portrait. For more, visit Queens 'O Scream!
• Johnny Ramos is a Filipino-Latin-American artist living in Bakersfield, California, who draws on a variety of influences (like
60's French Pop fashion and 70's B-Exploitation flicks) to inspire and create his artistic works. "The astonishing beauty of actress Soledad Miranda has profoundly influenced my art, my life, and in the way that I view the
world. From the first time that I saw her in Jesús Franco's Vampyros Lesbos, I knew that I was witnessing extraordinary
beauty on the screen. Her elegant movement, large brown eyes, long straight hair, and slender body were a revelation for anyone that appreciates the wonderful collision of total allure and cinema. I named one of my finest paintings after her, and her untimely passing is what I consider a supreme tragedy to modern
popular culture. Soledad Miranda has been one of the greatest inspirations to ignite passion in my art, and in my own life." For more, visit Bossavova Studio.
• José Antonio Hernández-Diez was born in Venezuela and currently lives and works in Barcelona, Spain. S & M (Ella perdió un dedo), aka Soledad Miranda (She lost a nail) "is the title for a series of sculptural pieces. The works are gigantic women's fingernails, installed in different ways, sometimes together with large pieces of sandpaper. They establish a minimalist inclination in Hernández-Diez's art that nonetheless carries a wide spectrum of meanings. The title alludes to a famous Spanish B-movie actress of the 1960s and relates, both nostalgically and ironically, to stereotypes of mass media icons in South American culture." For more, visit Gering & López Gallery.
• Artemus Pop & Eye is based in Spain and does graphic art, and says "There are plenty of actresses that interest me from all periods, but specifically from the 1960s and early 1970s. And Soledad Miranda I like mainly from her collaboration with Jess Franco (I love Vampyros Lesbos and its soundtrack). In an era so dark as Spain of the 1960s, she was something different." For more, visit his eBay store.