The Mighty Atom #123 Tommy Cheng Painting

U.S.A, 1993
58 x 36 in (147 x 91 cm)
ID #TC-Z-123

Portrait of 20th Century strongman Joe Greenstein who went by the stage name "The Mighty Atom." Shown here in a caveman-esque leopard suit bending a metal bar with his bare hands, the picture of raw strength.

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-#123

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