Sunday, August 23, 2015

Happy Birthday Travis Louie

Boogie Men Original Art Signed by Travis Louie
Happy birthday to contemporary artist Travis Louie, a revered figure in the pop surrealism movement. His imaginary world is grounded in Victorian and Edwardian times and inhabited by human oddities, mythical beings, and otherworldly characters. Each portrait (in this case, Ornamental Boogie Man and Gardening Boogie Man) is accompanied by biographical or anecdotal text that encourages the viewer to look past the physical. These intimate revelations are what differentiate Louie’s strange visitors from everyday strangers encountered in the real world, whose individual oddities are either up for interpretation or stowed neatly out of sight. Abnormality is normal, it is simply a matter of whether it exists on a sleeve or in a closet. Approximately 11 x 14 inches. Graphite on paper. Hand-signed by Travis Louie. Authenticity guaranteed for life by Collector's Shangri-La.

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