White Lie

16.00"W x 20.00"H x 0.8"D

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Gary Aagaard


Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: racism, kkk, confederate flag

Media: oil on canvas

Size: 16"W x 20"H x 0.75"D

Year Created: 2015

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I swore I'd never use the tired Pinocchio cliche for lying, but I succumbed to the flagpole usage opportunity. This painting calls out the Heritage (vs Hate) rationale used by many after the church shootings in Charleston SC. The scene continues around all four edges, so no framing is required.

My conceptual cover and interior illustrations have appeared in numerous publications including The Village Voice, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Golf Digest, Newsday, Philadelphia Weekly, Barron’s, Oxford American, Business Week, Bloomberg, National Lampoon, Seattle Weekly and Discover Magazine. Also, I've created book illustrations for Reader's Digest Books, Houghton Mifflin, St. Martin's Press, Harcourt Brace and “Emily and the Ostriches” (Rizzoli Publ.), a children's book collaboration with Dan Bernstein. In 2015, six of my paintings were published in “50 Masters of Realistic Imagery”. For the last 18 years, I've been concentrating on painting larger canvases and exploring deadline/art director-free conceptual approaches. Socio-political commentary ... shaken, not stirred.

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