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Lot 84

Michael Cheval, "Time to Be a Queen" Caldograph

Estimate: $500 - $1,000

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Dye Sublimation Print on Aluminum (Caldograph) by noted Russo-American artist Michael Cheval (b. 1966), entitled "TIme to Be a Queen" (2016). Signed in gold ink by artist in lower right corner. Cheval is a Surrealist artist, specializing in the Absurd. In this image, which calls to mind the fairy tale of Cinderella, we see a woman / pumpkin carriage hybrid being with two Dalmatians. She holds a slipper in her hands. The carriage also has a mechaincal horse head and a phonograph on the back. Above, in the sky, we see the gears of time moving, as well as a clock with Roman and Arabic numerals and astrological signs. This is a simply confuddling work of art. The caldographic process also allows from great detail. Good condition, not examined outside of frame. Measurements: 18 3/4" wide by 23 1/4" tall (opening), 30" wide by 34 3/4" long. Keywords: surrealism, absurdist, realism, realist, art, artist, decor, decoration, wall, house, home, household