An ORIGINAL mixed media color caricature drawing of iconic entertainer Madonna, 6 1/4" by 8 1/2" (11" by 13" in present silvery framing), signed at lower right by the obviously highly talented contemporary artist who goes by the fashionably anonymous moniker "14". The work is in pencil, gouache, and color crayon. Madonna is shown with colored blonde hair that extends out quite too far on both sides, and there is the suggestion of her being less-than-young. The artist is associated with the website gallery of the absurd. According to Caryn James of the New York Times, the gallery is “the best of many sites that skewer celebrity culture." James also said "14’s portraits display the qualities that make celebrity satire work” and is “consistently funny". On the reverse of the backing in red ballpoint is the name of the website and an email address of the artist. The website shows other immediately identifiable images of famous figures from the entertainment world, all suitably skewered in hilarious caricature. A very partial list of the other "victims" shown on the site includes Donald Trump, Mel Gibson, Renee Zellweger, Tom Cruise, Kylie Jenner, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Joan Rivers, Betty White, Paris Hilton, George Clooney, Courtney Love, and Vince Vaughn. There are prints sold of the images but apparently not originals. As an original work, this is likely therefore a rarity. Quite a conversation piece. There is some kind of inconsequential ink smearing at extreme right edge of the paper, easily matted out.
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