Chubby Rain

Annie Stancliffe
Feb 28, 2013 10:52PM

Since the debut of this Trenton Doyle Hancock work on Artsy, I've been hooked on the image. I saw Trenton speak a few years ago at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia and have been delighted by the narrative and humor in his work ever since. I probably looked at this particular screenprint 20 different times before I realized what it reminded me of: Eddy Murphy's bulbous face in the movie poster for Chubby Rain, from the 1999 film Bowfinger. Who knows whether Trenton intended to allude to this image, but either way, I think the comparison would make him smile. 

Annie Stancliffe