THE LAST LAUGH WORK!

09/29/2010 at 8:19 pm 2 comments

Last weekend, the Milwaukee Art Museum felt extra warm and fuzzy. Why? Because I had four paintings hanging inside it. They were part of a group show Luckystar Studios put on called “The Last Laugh.” All the work was supposed to be loosely inspired by the work of current featured exhibitor, Warrington Colescott.

You can read more about him here, but the long story short is, he was a printmaker with a sense of humor, who used some peculiar color schemes, and liked reinterpreting historical events without worrying about things like accuracy and legitimacy. That’s what I ran with on these: historical tragedies made adorable and hilarious.

They’re all for sale, because the rent ain’t gonna’ pay itself. They’re all framed, too. Classy! Email me if you’re interested.


The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln by John Wilkes Booth Puppet
8″ x 10″ • pencil, ink and watercolor
(Note the absence of “bang” on the gag gun flag. Ground control to major error!)

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The Tickled-to-death of Caesar
8″ x 10″ • pencil, ink and watercolor

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The Roasting of Joan of Arc
8″ x 10″ • pencil, ink and watercolor

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Lee Harvey Oswald Pied on National Television
8″ x 10″ • pencil, ink and watercolor

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I PAINT WHILE YOU DRINK “…BUT THEY COULD NEVER EVER ROCK LIKE NINA SIMONE…”

2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Ces  |  09/30/2010 at 8:12 am

    these are awesome.

    Reply

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