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Self Illusion painting - Paul Richmond Studio

Self Illusion painting

Regular price $4,000

Medium: acrylic
Surface: canvas
Height: 72 inches
Width: 48 inches

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©2009 Paul Richmond

This painting is a graphic representation of the ways in which I attempted to figure out what aspects of living a gay lifestyle fit with who I was as an individual. In Self Illusion, I portray myself wearing one of the many masks that I tried on - a mask of bold, unapologetic, in-your-face flamboyance that couldn't completely conceal my deeper desire for something more real.