He Looks Like an Eric
So we're calling him Eric
Gelato, per favore is one of three Italian phrases we've got locked down. You may want to borrow it. Anyhoo, the idea for this work of art, called Gelati, came to Latvian painter Liene Liepiņa at a market fair, where an Italian travelling theatre put on a show involving an old fashioned trolley like the one depicted. To portray the seller, Liepiņa selected her favourite character from across her portfolio — who she simply calls monkey. "I give the freedom of imagination to each observer to follow their feelings and senses and name the ice-cream salesman accordingly." We're going with Eric. The oil painting, yours framed for £3,950, forms part of Castle Galleries' summer exhibition, which includes the work of 11 contemporary artists, selected specially for their innovative use of visual arts. The exhibition launches Saturday, continuing til August 27. Entry is free.
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