Sunday, April 11, 2010



Marj Teague, Artist
Pastel on Paper 13"X17",  ca. 1975
West Virginia School of Pastels and Soft Prints

Noted animal portraitist Teague captures the playful angst of the beloved Fifi by placing the animal in a natural Mary Kay Cosmetics Pink environment.  This helps to remove all doubt as to the sex of the poodle. No doubt Fifi's realistic facial expression can be attributed to her tightly bound ribbons atop chicken breast sized ears. Fifi's human-like eyes convey sorrow similar to the Keane waif paintings popular with young girls in the late 1960's.

However it is the thoughtful framing of this item, resplendent in a silver baroque frame, complete with engraved plate reading "Fifi", that elevates this whimsical piece to bad art masterpiece.

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  1. You know that you simply can't make this stuff up.

  2. this IS a masterpiece and deserves its own wing in the museum.

  3. Mais oui, c'est ma Fifi!
    With sad eyes, because she misses her daddy.


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