Three Preachers #29 Tommy Cheng Painting
U.S.A, c. 199
24 x 18 in (61 x 46 cm)
A portrait of three famous musicians. On the top left is rock n' roll pioneer Fats Domino, and underneath him is blues singer Screamin' Jay Hawkins. To the right is iconic soul singer Stevie Wonder. An inventive and modern construction of three separate boards nailed together, all painted on a vivid lime green background.
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