by Anne Faith Nicholls
Oil on canvas, 4" wide x 6" tall
Le Champion is a painting of a French old-time boxer, created in the manner of a circus sideshow canvas or vintage fight advertisement. With wrapped fists bloody and a swollen and a Vaselined face, it's clear this warrior has emerged victorious, and now challenges the viewer with his steady gaze. The artist notes that Le Champion's eyes are painted in such a manner that they will follow you around the room regardless of where the picture hangs.