The Bambino #13 Tommy Cheng Painting

U.S.A, c. 1995
26 x 19 in (66 x 48 cm)
ID #TC-Z-13

A portrait of legendary baseball player Babe Ruth, nicknamed the Bambino, pictured here gripping his bat with a comically deadpan expression on his face.

Tommy Cheng is a contemporary outsider and folk artist who lives and paints in Washington Heights. His unique style of portraiture has attracted gallery shows in New York, San Francisco, Washington D.C., Atlanta, and Paris. Cheng's portraits are inspired by pop culture and celebrities. With its wide open eyes, deceivingly expressive faces, and modernly flat construction a Cheng portrait is instantly identifiable.

Artist: Tommy Cheng

Material: Paint on plywood

TC-#13

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