Painted Love: Requiems for Salacious Sex Queens

A series of 18 intimate portraits of deceased, sex industry-involved women, this series celebrates their beauty, character and humanity to defy simplistic, polarizing understandings of the ways in which some women participated in the industry and the broad trajectory their lives had reached.

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Anastasia Blue by Karen Miranda Augustine

Anastasia Blue Sold: red dot
(2013) Mixed Media

Acrylic, oil sticks, spray paint, sequins, leather, cloth, metal frame, and paint marker on acetate and wood, 12 x 9 inches. Collection of Fred Budnik, Toronto


Andrea True by Karen Miranda Augustine
Andrea True
(2014) Mixed Media

Spray paint, acrylic, paint marker, acetate, tire, ink, nail polish, beads, feathers, leather, metal hoop, Kanekalon, and American flag on vinyl record, sequins and canvas, 39 x 24 inches.


Angela Devi by Karen Miranda Augustine
Angela Devi
(2013) Mixed Media

Gouache, ink, paint marker, spray paint, feathers, sequins, tea light foil, nail polish, and hair on acetate, women's blouses and wood, 29 x 12 inches.


Anna Nicole Smith by Karen Miranda Augustine
Anna Nicole Smith
(2016) Mixed Media

Acrylic, paint marker, oil stick, sequins, acetate, gouache, nail polish, mirror, and feather boa on wood, 20 x 20 inches.


Billie Holiday by Karen Miranda Augustine
Billie Holiday
(2015) Mixed Media

Acrylic, lace, ink, paint marker, spray paint, gouache, sequins, oil stick, nail polish, wax, stickers, and hair on African cloth, acetate and wood, 34 x 15.5 inches.


Camilla De Castro by Karen Miranda Augustine
Camilla De Castro
(2013) Mixed Media

Acrylic, paint marker, gouache, ink, grease pencil, nail polish, feather, and metal frame on acetate, fishnet and wood,
8 x 10 inches.


Eva Lux by Karen Miranda Augustine
Eva Lux
(2014) Mixed Media

Image transfer, waxed paper, embroidery thread, acetate, acrylic, watercolour crayon, paint marker, and charcoal on wood, framed with vinyl and nails, 28 x 27 inches.


Josephine Baker by Karen Miranda Augustine
Josephine Baker
(2015) Mixed Media

Spray paint, oil sticks, gouache, ink, acrylic, African cloth, lace, sequins, fake flowers, paint marker, and ribbon on wood and wood frame, 24 x 18 inches.


Linda Wong by Karen Miranda Augustine
Linda Wong Sold: red dot
(2013) Mixed Media

Acrylic, lace, rhinestones, oil stick, ink, and paint marker on acetate and wood block in wood frame, 7 x 9 inches. Collection of Fred Budnik, Toronto


Lorena Escalera Xtravaganza by Karen Miranda Augustine

Lorena Escalera Xtravaganza
(2014) Mixed Media

Ink, spray paint, oil sticks, acrylic, paint marker, nail polish, necklace, and nails on acetate and wood with metal frame, 36 x 16 inches.


Lori Alexia by Karen Miranda Augustine

Lori Alexia Sold: red dot
(2013) Mixed Media

Nail polish, spray paint, oil stick, acrylic, paint markers, highlighter, sequins, beads, and lace on acetate and Masonite in wood frame, 19 x 16 inches. Collection of Fred Budnik, Toronto


Maya Angelou by Karen Miranda Augustine

Maya Angelou
(2015) Mixed Media

Spray paint, ink, oil sticks, acrylic, goauche, acetate, stickers, fake flowers, sequins, and brooches on wood and wood frame, 29 x 21 inches.


Pauline Chan Bo-Lin by Karen Miranda Augustine

Pauline Chan Bo-Lin Sold: red dot
(2014) Mixed Media

Image transfer, acrylic, ink, oil sticks, paint markers, charcoal, sequins, glass beads, cloth, tassels, gravel, and smashed car window on acetate and wood, 17 x 20 inches. Collection of Fred Budnik, Toronto


Sarah de Vries by Karen Miranda Augustine

Sarah de Vries Sold: red dot
(2015) Mixed Media

Spray paint, oil sticks, acrylic, ink, gold leaf, nail polish, embroidery, wax, glitter, beads, hair, and fake flowers on canvas and car tire, 43 x 28 inches. NOT FOR SALE


Shauna Grant by Karen Miranda Augustine

Shauna Grant Sold: red dot
(2013) Mixed Media

Acrylic, oil sticks, sequins, glass beads, grease pencil, ink, metal frame, and lace on acetate and wood, 10.5 x 9 inches. Collection of Fred Budnik, Toronto


Tura Satana by Karen Miranda Augustine

Tura Satana
(2015) Mixed Media

Acrylic, ink, spray paint, photocopy, oil stick, paint marker, leather jacket, sequins, lace, and stickers on acetate and wood with wood frame, 25 x 21 inches.


Wendy Babcock by Karen Miranda Augustine

Wendy Babcock Sold: red dot
(2015) Mixed Media

Nail polish, spray paint, oil stick, acrylic, embroidery, beads, feathers, woman's undershirt, glitter, fake flowers, and hair on canvas and car tire, 33 x 29 inches. NOT FOR SALE


Wendy O. Williams by Karen Miranda Augustine

Wendy O. Williams Sold: red dot
(2013) Mixed Media

Spray paint, collage, paint marker, oil sticks, and acrylic on acetate and wood, framed with leather jacket hem and nails, 15 x 15 inches. Collection of Fred Budnik, Toronto