Man with Dolphin Hair

50 x 70 cm
Next edition no. 1 out of 20

$ 350

  • Black 50×70 frame($ 459)
  • White 50×70 frame($ 459)
  • No frame($ 350)

$ 350

Frame: No frame
No frame ( $ 350)

About the artwork

Here you see a man with a rainbow-like hairstyle. I do a lot of little portraits, and this one is a remembrance of the late ‘70s and early ‘80s, when I was living in Minnesota and Prince was just starting out. At this dance club, First Avenue, they had various kinds of performers. At the drag show, there was this black guy with a hysterical haristyle. It was meant to be funny. These were just local kids in costume, and he was singing an Aretha Franklin song. I recalled that during the making of this image, years later. I was trying to figure out who it was about, and the hairstyle was similar to a dolphin. Sometimes when I’m making paintings I start with the idea of a portrait but I don’t necessarily know until I get into it what it’s about. But then I have to think about it, because I know I have to come up with a title.

Superb paper quality

Our paper comes from centuries-old maker Hahnemühle FineArt, whose products have been used by countless artists throughout history

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Signed limited edition

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About Peter Williams

From ‘70s drag night to futuristic black astronauts

Peter Williams is the recipient of a number of esteemed grants and awards, including a Ford fellowship and a McKnight Foundation fellowship, as well as a grant from the Joan Mitchell Foundation

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