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Justin Bieber painting by Elizabeth Peyton at Art Basel

Famous artist Elizabeth Peyton last week showcased her newest work of art at the Art Basel, a world famous art show featuring modern and contemporary works from close to 300 international art galleries.

Often compared to Andy Warhol, Peyton, 48, is well known for her iconic, androgynous oil (also watercolor, pencil and etching) portraits of popular culture names including David Bowie, Kanye West, Kurt Cobain, John Lennon, Prince William and Prince Harry, Chloë Sevigny, Marc Jacobs, Abraham Lincoln, Eminem, and members of the Kennedy family.

And the subject of her latest art piece? Justin Bieber.

When asked why she chose the Biebz as her subject she said because he’s an artist she admires.

The piece titled “Never Say Never (Justin)” shows JB in a in reflective, vulnerable state:

justin bieber painting elizabeth peytonJustin Bieber painting “Never Say Never (Justin)” by Elizabeth Peyton