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Martin Scorsese is a real piece of work.
The famed director received a funky painting celebrating his life and work from his 21-year-old daughter, Francesca Scorsese.
“Thank you to my daughter @francesca.scorsese for this lovely gift!” Scorsese, 78, wrote on Instagram on Sunday.
The piece features a portrait of Scorsese interspersed with imagery from some of his most iconic films and their titles, including “GoodFellas,” “The Wolf of Wall Street” and “Taxi Driver.”
New York artist Aaron Gigi hand-painted the piece — titled “Mean Streets” after Scorsese’s 1973 film of the same name — on plexiglass, and used vintage photos, articles and cement on a wood panel.
“The title of the piece was given not only because it’s one of the films he’s made but also the layer of concrete covering the movie titles and photographs also gives the art this ‘street ‘ art feel to it,” the artist told Page Six over email on Monday. “The concrete also symbolizes a legendary and iconic career that will be sealed in the history cinema forever.”
Gigi, who told us the creation took 36 hours to complete, was thrilled that the portrait was gifted to the subject himself.
“This piece ended up in the right hands,” the artist wrote in an Instagram post earlier this month.
The Scorsese family owns three pieces by Gigi — including “Mean Streets” — which have a total value of $27,500, the artist said. One is a portrait of the actress Janet Leigh “painted onto bathroom tiles that recreates the iconic shower scene” from Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho,” while the other is a “Pink Panther painting with Charlie Chaplin peaking out of side of the piece,” Gigi said.
Francesca is the daughter of Scorsese and his fifth wife, Helen Morris, whom he has been married to since 1999.
In June, Scorsese received another piece of art celebrating his films, when his daughter Catherine Scorsese presented him with a massive painting by Jason Frederick Fesel.
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