October 11, 2013

Friday flashback - "Connoisseur"

"Connoisseur"  40" x 60"  Oil on canvas  1985

Today's flashback is an early painting from my late eighties "Confetti" series.   I was fascinated by fashion in my formative years and had aspirations of becoming a fashion illustrator.  This collection of collage-like images, all 40" x 60",  flirted with neo-pop and appropriationism.  I learned a lot about the portrayal of luscious fabrics, exotic animal skins, rhinestones and beautiful women from this experience.  I also learned that I hate lettering!  If there is a hell, I'm sure it has a spot in its calligraphy department waiting for me.

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