Friday, November 7, 2008

My Giant Clown

By popular request, I give you my giant six foot tall clown painting:Totally not worth the wait, right?? But it's kind of cool. Here's a close-up:
To recap--I bought this painting about a million years ago in a hospital thrift store. It used to hang in a children's hospital but was taken down because it "scared the children." They also told me it was by a famous artist--but I Googled the artist's name tonight and it didn't come up with anything.

I've had this wrapped up for close to twenty years--but it's kind of fun to see it again! So the big question is--should I hang it back up (if I can find a big enough space that is)??

And you know what else? I actually have more clown paintings squirreled away in my basement. One of them is a really creepy clown--way too scary for Candid Carrie so I won't show it today! But please join Carrie and her Friday Foto Phun!!
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35 comments:

Missy said...

Yay! The clown pic! I think he is really cool! I would totally put it up somewhere.

Susie said...

It's kind of creepy. I can see why it scared the children.

Ronda's Rants said...

I don't think I would put it in a children's hospital ward...it looks like the clown knows something that maybe they do not!
Which is why it intrigues me...I like it! We have downsized recetly and I have tons of things that just don't quite fit into the look of this home now...but I don't want to part with them!

Lauren said...

Creepy.
Come by for my fiesta foto and Caption This contest where 275 entrecard credits are up for grabs.

Andrea said...

i LOVE the clown jen! omg, i want it, lol! you should definitely hang it up. he looks so sad but gentle still.

Stitching Mama said...

That is a creepy clown!

Clowns normally don't scare me, but that one does...lol

Jo-Jo said...

I don't like clowns...Remember Poltragise when the clown pulls the boy under the bed...yeah, that is why I don't like them...but this one is so sad.

justjuli said...

I can totally see why it scared the children. It has a dark look to it.

How fun, though, that you have a giant clown painting! Not too many people can say that

a.men said...

It is kind of scary, definitely not for a childrens hospital. It is big!

Jennifer said...

Wowza,woman- that painting is HUGE! But, very cool. I'd hang it up! :)

Happy Friday & have a great weekend!

Mrs Parks said...

O H M Y G A W D !
You must hang it, you have to hang it, it is a CRIME not to hang it.
I want to see a picture of where you hang it.

Aleta said...

Woo Hoo! We got to see the clown! Yep, it was worth it.

But ummm, I can see why it would scare the kids.

steenky bee said...

Wow. I thought I would be scared, but I love it! It's beautiful! Beautiful! OMG. I love it.

Becky said...

Thanks for showing us, but I am with Jo Jo. That movie ruined clowns for me. There is no way I would hang it up. Does is scare Pickle??

BoufMom9 said...

Clowns freak me out. Yes, i am one of those people... LOL
Happy FFF!

Candid Carrie said...

HANG THE CLOWN, HANG THE CLOWN

As long as the eyes don't follow you everywhere you go I say the portrait must be hung. I could decorate an entire room around that thing! It isn't creepy like the one on your blog, it is sad.

I see a more of a self portrait of a sad clown and to me the blackness represents a portion of his life that he struggles with, perhaps hoping to overcome someday. I believe the amount of the clown that is shown actually represents how much progress he has made. Perhaps hiding behind make up is what actually empowered the man to take on a seperate persona.

Now after creepy comment, I'll just scoot out of here ;)

Angie said...

Wow, your weren't kidding, thats huge! Good luck finding room for it, but I say display it. Im not bugged by clowns, think there kinda cute, lol. I think I had clown stuff in my room as a baby maybe thats why :0)

CaraBee said...

It is a bit scary. But interesting. Hidden depths and all that. I say put it up.

Head Nut said...

that's awesome!! my sister would phreak out!! she's scared opf clowns....what a chicke ;)

Aubrey said...

Wow! That's some painting! I'm not a big clown fan myself. But that is pretty fab. Hang It Up!

Jenni Jiggety said...

Wow! That is huuuuuge! Looks like he's had a bad day!

Shannon said...

That is a big painting!

But I vote for you to hang it somewhere. I kinda like it... not as scary as I thought it might be...

Teri said...

I would love to see where you are able to hang this large portrait. It is kinda cool, though.

amelia bedelia said...

my gosh, girly, you are so talented!

manic mariah said...

I'd put it up. That thing is cool. Scary but cool :)

Z's Mom said...

Ok, that's a cool looking clown....but seriously....do you know who it reminds me of?


Ok,don't hate me.......Boy George!!!

Can you see the resemblance a little???? Maybe its just me.....

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noble pig said...

Oh geez, it's huge. It's scary but melancholy. It would be awesome if it was the first thing people saw as they entered your house, they would be so confused!

Jessica said...

That thing is huge...and a bit creepy.

Mamahut said...

That wasn't so bad! I didn't jump or anything! How old were you when you started liking clowns? My best friend loves clowns too, I was just curious.

DysFUNctional Mom said...

You should definitely hang it up!

barbaraheide said...

nice picture!

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saman said...

HHeeeyyy,,, i know about this painting,almost 20 years back when i was practicing to paint clown faces in oil painting i bought the reference book entitled "clowns" i remember this painting was signed as leon frank, but i'm not 100% sure that it was artist's name or publisher's name.......in that book it was printed in black & white ....and i painted it :-))