Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Prostitute with Ice Cream Cone

This is one of three different versions of this painting - the first was rendered in muted colors in a somewhat comic-book-panel style. This is the second one, done in a faux-woodcut post-German Expressionist manner. A third one was similar to the second but with thinner, more scratchboard-like lines.

This one was used to illustrate the postcard for the Outhouse in Flames exhibition, the first batch of which were printed with the wrong date. Those misprints were later salvaged for use as paste-up graffiti posters in several cities.

The whereabouts of this one is unknown, having been sold through the Jigsaw Gallery in NYC to an unknown buyer, just before they closed down.