Garden of Eden

Artist:Mahlon Blaine
Medium:Gouache and Graphite on Illustration Board
Dimensions:Sight Size 16" x 27" Framed 20 1/2" x 31 1/2"
Original Use:Unknown Usage for Dunninger the Magician
Price: S O L D
Above: Full view of Garden of Eden scene
Above: Detail
Above: The artist's signature and inscription 1956

An inspired and inventive take on the biblical epic of Adam & Eve in the Garden of Eden. Blaine was a unique talent, and counter culture avant-garde artist who worked outside of the confines of the mainstream. A life-long bohemian, his work became increasingly sexual and marginalized from the norm of illustration art, and as time went on he counted the magician Dunninger among his closest friends, and most important patrons. His eerie and erotic style bore witness to his fascination with dark arts.

Above: Detail
Above: Detail
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This artwork re-envisions the garden of Eden as a puppet show controlled by a horned female Medusa-like satyr, the image is harrowing and classic Blaine. We find this artist to be currently under-valued and have admired his original paintings greatly when we run across them.

Above: Framed view in simple period gold wood fame


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