David’s Black Dog series is perhaps the most iconic and highly collected of all of his series. Although these works are highly sort after, they are few and far between, and it’s with good reason once you understand the process behind their creation. The iconic black dog that you see in many of David’s works depicts Bogart, his childhood pet. Bogart was a true companion and close friend to David throughout his youth – smart, watchful, protective and ever present, Bogart lives on as the feature character of this sensational series.
The process of this particular painting involved months of layering an enormous amount of paint to the point that the frame it is stretched on can barely support itself. The technique was inspired by one of David’s heroes in the art world, Jackson Pollock; bringing the work to life by embellishing the artwork using enamel. In the final stages after drying, several small black dogs are cleverly and randomly scattered amongst the folds and drizzles of paint. This allowed the viewer to become actively involved in their visual experience as they searched for each dog. David’s Black Dog paintings are intentionally random, expressive, and purposeful. The Black Dog concept has become hugely successful with collectors, however, due to their thick oil paint and lengthy creation process, there are generally only 4 to 6 of these pieces available per year.
THIS ARTWORK IS ON DISPLAY IN THE LOBBY OF THE HILTON HOTEL, SURFERS PARADISEImage Size: 64 x 64” (160 x 160cm)
Finish: The canvas is stretched onto a quality 45mm wide stretcher bar
Whoops, it looks like you missed out on this one but the good news is, David is always creating new and interesting work. If you would still like to take advantage of this limited 50% off opportunity, you can commission David to create a piece just for you in a similar style and colours to this artwork. As every piece is unique and a one-of original, you can be assured that your artwork would be created just for you. No painting is exactly the same as each piece is an original. Once the work is completed, we will send an image for your approval and you can decide if you still want to go ahead with the purchase as Dave wants to make sure you absolutely love your special piece. If you would like to proceed with a commission, still at the 50% discount offer up to 19th April 2020, please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 0411 154 334.
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