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PINK FLAMINGO

The Story

The (tacky) history of the plastic pink flamingo which was first designed in 1957, by sculptor Don Featherstone for the plastics company Union Products. They became a sameness trend post-World War II that soon changed; the flamingo became an emblem of tackiness. In the 1960s, it made a comeback when pop artists including Andy Warhol and Claes Oldenburg began elevating the low brow and embracing mass cultures. It was then that the flamingo rose like a phoenix from the ashes. By the mid-1980s, the flamingos were transitioning from a working-class accessory to an elaborate upper-class inside joke. Today the plastic flamingo has re-emerged once more as an inflatable toy embraced via social media and pop celebrities in their extravagant swimming pools.

 

The Artwork

The artwork is hand-drawn digitally then produced in a limited edition run of 25 giclée prints.  Each painting is signed and numbered on the front. A unique Certificate of Authenticity signed by the Artist is also included for each paintings.

 

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The Story

The (tacky) history of the plastic pink flamingo which was first designed in 1957, by sculptor Don Featherstone for the plastics company Union Products. They became a sameness trend post-World War II that soon changed; the flamingo became an emblem of tackiness. In the 1960s, it made a comeback when pop artists including Andy Warhol and Claes Oldenburg began elevating the low brow and embracing mass cultures. It was then that the flamingo rose like a phoenix from the ashes. By the mid-1980s, the flamingos were transitioning from a working-class accessory to an elaborate upper-class inside joke. Today the plastic flamingo has re-emerged once more as an inflatable toy embraced via social media and pop celebrities in their extravagant swimming pools.

 

The Artwork

The artwork is hand-drawn digitally then produced in a limited edition run of 25 giclée prints.  Each painting is signed and numbered on the front. A unique Certificate of Authenticity signed by the Artist is also included for each paintings.

The Artwork is giclée1 print on premium natural cotton canvas, it may be ordered / shipped rolled in a mailing tube or stretched professionally on a solid wood frame in lightweight construction ready for wall mounting.

1Giclée is a very high quality and durable printing process. This giclée is a textured print with vivid colours, accuracy, and exceptional resolution. The quality is to the same standard level of display used in museums and art galleries around the world.

 

Shipping

Paintings are delivered worldwide by first tier fast courier companies (e.g. FedEx, DHL, UPS or Aramex).

Free shipping is available within the UAE for any order.

A flat shipping rate of USD 75 is  automatically applicable to worldwide deliveries for rolled canvas (except for UAE, it is free).

A flat shipping rate of USD 150 is applicable to worldwide deliveries for stretched canvas (except for UAE, it is free), this rate covers the special protective packaging, stretching, export custom clearance charges and large parcel door to door delivery courier charges.