The framing option for this RUN includes a 1 inch black wood frame with UV-glass, foam core backing and ready to hang hardware.
"Le Chien qui Fume (The Smoking Dog) is the name of an old Parisian restaurant. I always found the name so inspiring! Since I was a kid, it always brought to mind images of smoking circus dogs, so I finally painted one.
Dogs have definitely always been one of the reoccurring themes in my art. So are cigarette-smoking somewhat anthropomorphic animals. I always had a fascination for “perverting” the classic cartoon characters codes." - Turf One
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
is somewhat obsessed with Victorian-looking midgets sporting dandy facial hair, Russian icons, dead things of all sorts, carnival sideshows and seedy vermin-infested theatre stages. Technically, his paintings are reminiscent of the 15th century Flemish Primitives. Kind of.
Jean Labourdette, as his mom still likes to call him, has forged a unique artistic vision and signature aesthetic over years of compulsive creation. In the late eighties he began his journey on the streets of Paris as a graffiti artist renowned for his distinctive and surreal characters. Over the years, Jean evolved into a prolific and sought-after multidisciplinary artist working as an illustrator, comic artist, filmmaker and painter. Today, he spends most of his time painting in a messy studio that Bacon would have been proud of, sipping on espressos and wine and talking to himself.
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