Pip and Flip #121 Tommy Cheng Painting

U.S.A, 1994
46 x 24 in (117 x 61 cm)
ID #TC-Z-121

Portrait of twins Pip and Flip, billed as pinheads and part of the World Circus Sideshow in Coney Island. In reality, Pip and Flip were born with microcephaly, which explained their unusually small heads.

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-#121

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