Anna Nicole Smith #08 Tommy Cheng Painting
U.S.A, c. 1994
27 x 23 in (69 x 58 cm)
Portrait of Anna Nicole Smith, otherwise glamorous in a low-cut sparkly dress except for the ennerving, open-mouthed expression on her face. Cheng describes her on the back of the painting as the "maneating model from Texas."
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