Gerard Baptiste #148 Tommy Cheng Painting

U.S.A, c. 2001
8 x 8 in (20 x 20 cm)
ID #TC-Z-148

Portrait of Gerard Baptiste, one of the firefighters who died in the 9/11 attacks while serving his city. He was nicknamed "Biscket" because he always had a dog biscket for the fire company's dogs.

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

TC-#148

100-250 9/11 art art brut asian american firefighter folk art gerard baptiste ladder company 9 naive art new york nyc original outsider art painting portrait tragedy washington heights world trade center

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