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About the artwork:
This piece was created for the exhibit “A Circus Show & Other Atrocities” at A Bitchin’ Space Gallery in Sacramento, CA. The exhibit juxtaposes the dark, painful lives of performing animals with the fun, amusing atmosphere of the carnival. In doing research for my contribution, I found some incredibly disturbing video footage of elephants being stabbed with hooks by their trainers. I had to approach the piece from an angle that I could relate to, so in addition to an elephant, circus tents, whips, and other more literal references, my tortured animal’s pain is masked by a vibrant splash of drag-queen make-up mimicking that of the ominous clownish, drag queen/ringmaster face looming in the background.
About the print:
Print size: 9” x 12”
Paper size: 11” x 14”
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 is unframed and unmatted, and will be sent in a plastic sleeve in a rigid mailer. The piece ships USPS First Class.
©2008 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.
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