With the passing of Muhammad Ali I thought I would share this painting I created years ago, titled, Float like a Butterfly, and depicting a scene from the the famous 1979 Ali / Norton fight.
Float like a Butterfly/ oil on canvas 40x 50 c dougauld 1994
(Ali is on the right throwing a hook into nortons jaw on on the left.)
Renowned artist Doug Auld joins James on this edition to discuss the social and political dimensions of his life’s work. Auld’s most recent and controversial collection, Those Who Blew the Whistle (2016), consists of 50 unique portraits of “people willing to bring upon themselves enormous controversy and upheaval for seemingly little to no reward.”
Auld’s creations often focus on human forms and subject matter that have been overlooked or shunned by the broader society. Perhaps most notable among these is the acclaimed three-year project culminating in State of Grace (2005), which consists of ten large scale portraits of adolescent burn survivors. The collection received international recognition in the New York Times and Washington Post, and was also featured in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC.
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