The Supremes (Keeping an Eye on Diana Ross) #17 Tommy Cheng Painting
U.S.A, c. 1995
16 x 24 in (41 x 61 cm)
A glitzy portrait of the Supremes. As referred to in the title, everyone's eyes are on Diana Ross—whose own eyes are comically blank.
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