"Dynamite Gus 1946 33x27"
Oil on Canvas
Size: 26.25x20.25 in | 67x51 cm
Framed: 33.5x27.25 in | 85x69 cmNEWFAVORITELISTING INFO|ARTIST BIO
Hand Signed : Hand Signed And Dated Lower Right
Condition: Other - Condition is fair considering the age. There is small punctured damage in the upper left quadrant, small paint loss in the lower right quadrant, vertical tear to the canvas along the right of the mokey\'s face that was previously patched.
Framed without Glass : Original Frame With Burlap Liner
Purchased from : Private Collector 2020
Provenance / History :
Story / Additional Info : Unique painting by Antonio Blanco - 1946. Label verso with typewritten description is faint and partially legible. It reads: \"I listened to the...board by...this portrait otherwise called Dynamite Gus is Mr. Blanco\'s version of the average German rookie[?] thrust into the armed forces thru the use of force-full propaganda. A Chaplinesque figure who knows no reason for fighting except that...it is order from the Komandent!\"
Certificate of Authenticity : Not Authenticated
LID : 137790
Art Brokerage: Antonio Blanco American Artist: b. 1912-1999. Antonio was born in the Ermita district of Manila, Philippines. He initially lived and worked in Florida and California, United States, until he became interested in exploring the islands of the Pacific Ocean that had been a source of inspiration for painters such as Paul Gauguin, José Miguel Covarrubias and others before him. He planned to go to Tahiti, but fate brought him to Hawaii, Japan and Cambodia, where he was a guest of honor of Prince Norodom Sihanouk. From Cambodia he went to Bali in 1952 and married a traditional Balinese dancer named Ni Ronji in 1953. Bali gave Antonio important elements that he needed to develop his artistic gifts: the beautiful scenery, the dreamlike atmosphere of the environment and the pervasive art and great love. Settled in Bali, Antonio began to realize his dreams in life and work. He built a house and museum in Ubud which contains many of his paintings. The land on which the construction was erected was given to Antonio by the King of Ubud Tjokorda Gde Agung Sukawati. Women are the focal point of his paintings and one could say that Antonio was a painter of the eternal feminine and his style is romantic-expressive and dreamy. Blanco received numerous awards, including the Tiffany Fellowship (special award from The Society of Honolulu Artists), Chevalier du Sahametrai of Cambodia, the Society of Painters of Fine Art Quality of President Sukarno and the Prize of the Art Critique in Spain. Antonio was also awarded the order of Cruz de Caballero from the King of Spain Juan Carlos I, giving him the title of "Don" in front of his name. Many collectors have appreciated his paintings, including the actress Ingrid Bergman, Mexican telenovela queen Thalia (Ariadna Thalia Sodi Miranda), Sukarno (the first President of Indonesia), Suharto (the second president of Indonesia), the former Indonesian Vice President Adam Malik, Prince Norodom Sihanouk, Michael Jackson and many more. The Blanco Renaissance Museum, Antonio's lifetime dream, was opened on December 28, 1998 at his residence in a beautiful environment, where more than 300 works of Antonio are exposed in chronological order to show his artistic development. The sumptuous and impressive building offers a glimpse of the theatrical character of the artist. He emulated the flamboyance of Dali, to whom he has been compared. Listings wanted.