Malcolm X 1964 #52 Tommy Cheng Painting

U.S.A, c. 1997
16 x 12 in (41 x 30 cm)
ID #TC-Z-52

A portrait of civil rights leader Malcolm X, his thoughtful and amused expression clearly communicating the genius inside.

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

TC-#52

250-500 african american art art brut asian american civil rights folk art minister naive art new york nyc original outsider art portrait protest size-16x12 washington heights

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