Percy Pape #118 Tommy Cheng Painting

U.S.A, 1994
48 x 24 in (122 x 61 cm)
ID #TC-Z-118

Portrait of Percy Pape, known as the Human Skeleton and part of the Ringling Brothers circus act in the 1920s. Pictured here with a very severe look.

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-#118

250-500 art art brut asian american circus folk art human skeleton naive art new york nyc original outsider art painting percy pape portrait ringling brothers sideshow washington heights

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