Pure Evil - 'Christopher Walken's Nightmare - Pink' (Natalie Wood) (Framed) SOLD
Artist: Pure Evil
Title: Christopher Walken's Nightmare Double Exposure Pink
Medium: 3 Colour screen print on 330gsm paper
Edition size: Limited edition of 100
Signed: Signed and Numbered by the artist
Framing: White box frame and white mount, with silver spacers and low reflection glass
Framed Dimensions: 85cm x 100cm
The 1981 drowning of Natalie Wood, while Splendour, the yacht belonging to her and her husband, Robert Wagner, was anchored off Catalina Island, remains one of Hollywood’s darkest mysteries. The star of Splendor in the Grass and Rebel Without a Cause, whose tempestuous search for love had led her finally to remarry Wagner, was terrified of deep water. How had she ended up in the Pacific in the middle of the night? “I’m afraid of water that is dark,” she had told a journalist just weeks before her death.
As the details of the weekend surfaced, the questions multiplied. Wood had invited the actor Christopher Walken, then 38, with whom she had been filming a science-fiction thriller called Brainstorm, to be her guest aboard Splendour over the Thanksgiving weekend. The Wagners, accompanied by Walken, had sailed to Catalina Island, 22 miles off the California coast, leaving around noon on Friday, November 27. She never returned.