The Big Three Trio #04 Tommy Cheng Painting
U.S.A, c. 1995
33 x 12 in (84 x 30 cm)
A charming portrait of the three members of the 50s vocalist group The Big Three Trio. Pictured from bottom to top is Bernardo Dennis, Leonard Caston, and legendary songwriter Willie Dixon.
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