Smoke Break | Painting
51 x 76 in – 130 x 195 cm
Enamel, Solid Marker, Acrylic, Stray Paint, Oil Pastel, Oil Stick on Canvas.
This colorful painting is stretched, wired and ready to hang. The sides of this mixed-media artwork are painted, and it does not require framing.
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About this painting
It sounds like "Smoke Break" is a highly symbolic and layered painting that incorporates elements of pop culture and childhood nostalgia. The large text in the center, "That's all Folks," is a reference to the catchphrase used to end many classic cartoons, and may be seen as symbolizing the end of something or a sense of closure. The blurred text at the top, "Smoke Break Joke," adds a layer of humor to the work and may suggest that the artist is poking fun at the idea of a "smoke break" or using it as a metaphor for something else.
The inclusion of the target and the deformed Mickey Mouse, as well as the crosses, cacti, and Campbell's cans, all add to the rich symbolism of the work and invite the viewer to try to decode their meaning. The reference to the style of artist George Condo adds another layer of complexity to the painting, as Condo is known for his highly symbolic and often surrealist works. Overall, it seems that "Smoke Break" is a complex and thought-provoking piece that invites the viewer to explore its many layers and symbols.
A Masterpiece Inside and Out
I feel I must give credit where credit’s due, and that’s to the packaging of this painting. I confess, due to my own bias, I had some worries about whether an artist could sufficiently safeguard a piece of art, but boy, was I proven wrong. Having spent many years in a key role in operations and logistics for a company, it’s perhaps inevitable that my professional bias has me zeroing in on these details… It’s funny, isn’t it? Here I am, waxing lyrical about the packaging, when the painting itself is a bona fide masterpiece. Diego, my sincerest thanks! Full marks from me – five stars.
Collector from the Get-go
As someone who’s been lucky enough to gather a modest collection of Tirigall’s pieces, it’s a little tough seeing the prices climb. Don’t get me wrong, it’s good news for my collection’s value – I mean, one of my friends even tried to buy a piece off me! Can you believe it? But let’s be real, I’m not in it to sell. I’d love to score a few more before they’re completely out of my reach. How about a break, Diego? I promise I’ll be on the lookout for any discounts that come my way! Ha! All jokes aside, you must know how much I cherish your work, and I truly wish you nothing but success.
Exceeded Expectations and Surprised Me!
Tirigall truly exceeded every expectation. Diego was an absolute pleasure to work with, always intuitively grasping and accommodating my specific preferences with unparalleled patience. The painting, an immediate highlight in my collection, arrived exactly as it was portrayed in the website images. The thoughtful inclusion of a pair of white, museum-grade gloves for the handling and hanging of the artwork was a delightful surprise – a detail so remarkable that I just had to share it on my Instagram! Thank you, Diego, for your exceptional service and for this stunning addition to my collection. Your attention to detail truly caters to those of us who appreciate the finer nuances.
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