Mississippi John Hurt #35 Tommy Cheng Painting

U.S.A, c. 1995
17 x 14 in (43 x 36 cm)
ID #TC-Z-35

Portrait of American country blues singer Mississippi John Hurt. Addressing his heavily wrinkled face, Tommy Cheng writes on the back of the painting "Mississippi John Hurt looked like he'd croak like a frog. Actually he had a very smooth voice."

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-#35

250-500 african american art art brut blues country folk art guitar guitarist instrument mississippi john hurt music musician naive art new york nyc original outsider art painting portrait singer songwriter washington heights

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