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P'gosh Island Oasis Print

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    Want to know what Doug's inspiration was for creating this highly detailed and evocative original painting featuring the beloved King Kong? We asked Doug and this is what he shared:

    "I love the crazy architecture of the 20th Century- much of it now long gone. Like: Giant fiberglass Donuts that sat on top of well-loved donut shops, a building in the shape of a bulldog that houses a café, or a giant derby on top of a nightclub!

    I coupled that interest of vintage architecture with a question I pondered- Just what did happen to the carcass of poor Kong after he was machine gunned off the side of the Empire State Building? Being the early 1930's, I am sure some entrepreneur would have bought him, stuffed him and used him -- the 8th wonder of the world -- to sell some mundane products. I put my artistic license to work and made an establishment in a Neverland of New York & California- appropriate for a film that was produced in one city and featured in the location of another.

    Part souvenir postcard, part widescreen film clip, I filled the scene with men in ape suits and jungle stars of 20th century pop culture...and a suggestion that this Neverland exists in our collective dreams of now long-gone dinosaurs, neon signs, pin up starlets, B-movies, and the summers of childhood spent watching Hollywood film confections high in delectable sugar content."

    Each print hand signed by artist Doug P'gosh

    12"x18" digital print. Printed on uncoated 80# stock. Smooth, uniform finish for better resolution and Acid-free for archival quality. Prints ship flat, in an acid and lignin free clear bag with a rigid backer.
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