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This painting we saw last night in an art gallery's window in West Kensington reminded us just how big the image of Scarface really is. It's not big. Scarface is colossal.

Piers Fawkes, PSFK
  • 28 march 2006

This painting we saw last night in an art gallery’s window in West Kensington reminded us just how big the image of Scarface really is. It’s not big. It’s colossal. There’s something about the concept of Scarface that people today are looking back on, in a nostalgic way. English artists paint pictures of the film character, Brooklyn home boys ride the subway with his face stitched into their leather jackets, LA kids walk the sidewalks with the gangster hanging off the back of their black shirts.

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