Sophia Loren #27 Tommy Cheng Painting
U.S.A, c. 199
24 x 15 in (61 x 38 cm)
Portrait of Italian actress Sophia Loren, an iconic star of classic Hollywood. She looks both glamorous in her blue dress and slightly unsetlled, a miffed expression on her face, as if she's not pleased with whatever she's looking at.
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