Bumble Bee Slim #23 Tommy Cheng Painting
U.S.A, c. 1995
25 x 18 in (64 x 46 cm)
Portrait of American Piedmont blues singer Admirl Amos Easton, also known by stage name Bumble Bee Slim, playing his silver guitar with a rather hesitant look 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