Ragnar Kjartansson and Pall Haukur Bjornsson

Ragnar Kjartansson and Pall Haukur Bjornsson

Luhring Augustine Gallery/i8 Galleri via Bloomberg

Artist Ragnar Kjartansson, right, and model Pall Haukur Bjornsson in their palazzo in Venice, Italy. Almost all of Kjartansson's works depict a lone male figure set against a colorful background and often surrounded by empty beer bottles.