Monday, November 06, 2006

How The West Was Won

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I decided to post this for people who didn't get a chance to see it when it was on my website. It is 16x20". I had a chance to go to the Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth, TX and see Remington's painting. I bought the poster at their gift shop, then I stood in front of the original painting and scribbled notes about the color all over my nice new poster. I definitely got a few strange looks!

10 comments:

Karen Sempsrott said...

That is so funny! I love it!
I would have loved to see you writing those notes.

m collier said...

I saw this and loved it. You could build a book around this paintings.

Leslie Sealey said...

Hi Karen! I was just grateful to have the original in front of me, because the poster color was so drastically different (bad printing).

Leslie Sealey said...

M. Collier-I definitely have ideas for more Remington spoofs. As I understand it, spoofs and satire don't infringe on a copyright; I'd have to be very clear on that before publishing anything. The other question is, as an artist, do you go down that road of basically making a living off spoofing someone else's work, or do your own thing? I guess it depends on how badly you need to eat, ha ha. But, hippos are pretty damn funny and they make people smile. That's worth a lot, IMO.

Dave said...

You are exactly right. You brought a smile to my face immediately. This is different than I've seen from you. But that's OK. Mixing it up is a good thing.

David Wilder said...

Too funny. Finally an artist after my own heart. Love your stuff!

Leslie Sealey said...

Dave, I'm glad you think mixing it up is good!! My main road is still going to be the urban landscapes and geometric forms. I used to have this very black-and-white approach to things; ie: "I have to do one or the other."
So, I would go for long stretches being completely immersed in something, then abruptly switch gears. This is the first time (over the last year or so) where I have a more balanced approach-I will continue with the main work but doing the humor on the side. It is kind of a nice break. I have so many ideas all the time that is has been extremely challenging for me to settle and stay focused.

Leslie Sealey said...

David-YEAH! Give the people some humor, I say!
I have another Remington spoof I've had in my head for a long time; hopfully I'll get started on that this week. Hee hee, maybe I'll be the "Weird Al Yankovic" of the art world. Weird Al is probably laughing all the way to the bank!

william wray said...

What a great theme. King Hippo batting away planes from the Empire state building, A hippo using Washington as a boat to cross the Delaware, a flaming Hippo crashing into the world trade center. The crocodile hunter with a hippo stuck in his heart.

thank you , I'll be here all week.

Leslie Sealey said...

Uh oh, I've got to get busy! I do have a bunch more hippo ideas in addition to the other work I'm doing-stay tuned.