British-American contemporary artist Russell Young is best known for his compelling, larger-than-life silkscreen paintings of cultural icons. This exhibition presents the artist’s work spanning two decades, portraying celebrities alongside political giants and showing how Young absorbs, processes and re-contextualizes the imagery of popular culture from the second half of the 20th century onwards. Using “Superstar” as a concept, the show focuses on the exhibition experience, trying to define the essence of what truly makes a superstar and interpret the process of creating a superstar. By presenting screen-printed reproductions of celebrity police mugshots, Young has stripped away their invincible pop status and replaced it with a more human identity, fracturing the conventional celebrity portrait and acknowledging the human beneath the icon, that popular culture often veils. Young also adds a sense of glamor and opulence through his use of diamond dust. The shimmering texture of this method provides literal glamor, yet the cheap, mass-produced material used to create the illusion of the ultimate symbol of wealth conforms perfectly to Young’s main exploration in this series: the painful reality of celebrity hidden behind the glamor. The museum also granted the stardom experience to the visitors through well-designed photo booths with interactive installations so that every visitor can also have their 15 minutes of fame, like a true pop icon.