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NOAH'S GAY WEDDING CRUISE, oil painting by Paul Richmond

Paul Richmond

Joined May 2009

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Purchase limited-edition giclee prints of this painting:
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About the artwork:

I made this painting for an exhibit called “Sweet & Low: Optimism in a Pessimistic Age” at Gallery Arcane in San Francisco. The recent passage of Proposition 8 and the subsequent efforts of Ken Starr (and some other dastardly cohorts) to break apart marriages in the name of family values certainly inspire pessimism. However, I’ve been so incredibly moved by demonstrations across the country in support of marriage equality, and I believe we’re on the cusp of great progress. I chose to symbolize our inevitable victory with my own version of the Noah’s Ark story, complete with some drowning sinners (including Ann Coulter, Larry Craig, Sally Kern, Fred Phelps, and even Pat Boone!), and a grand ark/cruise ship filled with happy gay and lesbian animal couples and a few famous human guests too (such as Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi, Elton John and David Furnish, and Rosie O’Donell and Kelli Carpenter). Even the fictional cowboys from Brokeback Mountain get another shot at love in this epic re-telling of a biblical classic! As the clouds begin to part, a heavenly rainbow appears in the sky to remind hopeful voyagers that full legal recognition and acknowledgement of same-sex love is just over the horizon.

About the print:

Print size: 12"; x 15" or 16" x 20"; with a 1.5” white border on all sides
Print run: 200

Limited edition museum-quality fine art Giclee print made using HiFi Inkjet printer with archival, long life, pigment-based ink on premium semi-glossy photo paper. The print is signed, titled, and dated under the image.

It will be sent in a plastic sleeve in a rigid mailing tube. The piece ships USPS First Class.

©2009 Paul Richmond
All copyright and reproduction rights are retained by the artist. Artwork may not be reproduced by any process without the express written permission of the artist.
All rights reserved.

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