Still Life With Teddy
Still Life With Teddy / SOLD
Still Life With Teddy
Year created: 2011
Size (H x W x D): 33 x 39 x 4 cm
Still Life With Teddy is part of a dream-like series of stuffed toys that are painted as portraits - hyperreal and intense, as though alive. Is it possible to make a still life come alive? Oil on canvas, framed.
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