Richard MacDonald, ‘​Orpheus Ascending’, Robin Rile Fine Art

Arguably MacDonald's most powerful work, he tells the story of Orpheus descending into Hell to rescue his love Euridice, pulling her from the murky depths. The sinewy male figure, doubtlessly based on MacDonald's work with gymnastic members of the troupe Cirque du Soleil holds the limp body of his love as he ascends from the fires below. Allegorically this is the story of anyone who has been there for you when you were down and endeavored to make it better. SOLD OUT edition of only 12 with a list price at above $220,000

Image rights: Robin Rile Fine Art

About Richard MacDonald

American, b. 1946, Pasadena, CA, United States

Fair History on Artsy

Dawson Cole Fine Art at Palm Springs Fine Art Fair 2015