Juan Muniz Felipe Metallic Editon
Based on the painting of Juan Muniz, the piece features Muniz’s signature character, Felipe, holding a rather dangerous group of “balloons”. In talking about the concept behind the character, Muniz explains that “We often wear a second skin in daily life or at work and the ‘skin’ doesn’t reveal much of our true self. The ‘mask’ I draw is a blank stare and depending on the situation, can convey humor, doubt or irony. There is Felipe, dragging his bleeding heart, looking back to ensure it’s still there as if it’s a security blanket. There is Felipe, sitting on a chunk of earth with an anvil tied to his fishing pole. And there is Felipe, looking down at the bullet that moments ago pierced him, then popped out his back, walked around to the front and held up a sign that reads, ‘I’m sorry’.”
Stand 9.5” tall from top of the balloons.
The metallic edition comes with a special metallic paint applied to body while the balloons have are gold, silver, copper and pearl.