Rock stars are the most celebrated of Elizabeth Peyton's imagery. In July 1999, Victoria Adams, (also known as Posh Spice of the all girls pop band Spice Girls) wed the Manchester United English soccer star, David Beckham. The union of these two stars created such a media stir, many coined them "the new British royalty."
Earlier in the year, the couple gave birth to a baby boy and named him Brooklyn, in tribute to the borough in which he was conceived. Less than a year after the baby's birth, the couple received a kidnapping threat. The image of the couple protectively clutching their child was widespread through the media world, and it is this moment that Peyton illustrates.