Barbie Doll #133 Tommy Cheng Painting
18 x 7 in (46 x 18 cm)
Painting of a Barbie doll, looking unusually severe in a black formal dress and brown hair, a departure from her usual blond, cheerful image.
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: Acrylic on plywood