Size: 50 x 60 cms
Media: oil on canvas
I painted this in 2005. It doesn't probably require any explanation as it is an artwork made from the well known iconic photograph of Ernesto 'Che' Guevara, the Argentine Marxist revolutionary. It does however fit this weeks Illustration Friday theme, 'Mirror'....because of an error that I made whilst doing the pre drawing layout with the 'grid method' on tracing paper, he is painted as a mirror image.. I still see the Spanish buyer occasionally and I haven't actually mentioned it, although he still tells me he loves the painting. If he ever questions me, I will tell him it was a pre planned decision to make the icon my own and not the same as everybody else's...t shirts, lighters, posters etc etc.
I don't usually post old work but this is also appropriate as 'Che' died almost 45 years ago to the day on 9th October 1967.
edit: I just googled this image and it seems that I am not the only person to have used this image in reverse..although the majority use it the other way!