Announcing a record-breaking sale of Bark, Bite, Heart & Fight, the largest painting created to date, by artist Anne Faith Nicholls. Measuring in at over eight feet long, the impressive and provocative work made it's public debut last month in San Francisco, CA at Martin Lawrence Galleries for Nicholls' Neosurrealism exhibition. The subsequent acquisition of this painting is rumored to be the largest sale of the artist's career, bolstering an already steady rise in value and demand for Anne Faith Nicholls' iconic, original works of art.
Bark & Bite, Heart & Fight depicts a mantra of self-preservation conveyed though anthropomorphism and symbolism. The violent, yet bucolic scene can be interpreted as an allegory of current social discourse, and is loosely based on Aesop’s fable of The Fox & The Crow, warning against flattery. This mural-like painting was intentionally created to present like a giant, vintage, circus or propaganda poster, inspired by the artist’s obsessions with Folk Art, Patriotic Propaganda, and Fraternal Art Movements, with material use directly influenced by contemporary artist Kerry James Marshall. The work’s heavy-weight, treated canvas tarpaulin has been meticulously hand-aged and distressed for an antique finish. Beautifully imperfect, and impressive, when stretched directly on a wall using black steel nails.
Martin Lawrence Galleries is proud to exclusively represent the art of Anne Faith Nicholls at their multiple locations throughout the United States. For more information on this work or others, please contact the gallery directly at email@example.com
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The Art of Vegas Gala & Exhibition, July 14-15, 2017
Martin Lawrence Galleries @ Cesars Palace Forum Shops, Las Vegas, Nevada