French King #51 Tommy Cheng Painting
U.S.A, c. 1994
17 x 11 in (43 x 28 cm)
Portrait of Jean II, le bon roi de France (the good king of France), in profile, giving him a rather majestic appearance, suitable for his kingship.
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