Darryl Strawberry #53 Tommy Cheng Painting
U.S.A, c. 1996
16 x 12 in (41 x 30 cm)
Portrait of New York Yankees outfielder Darryl Strawberry, whom Tommy Cheng describes on the back of the painting as "from the shadows of Yankee Stadium."
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