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Walton Ford, ‘Great Blue Heron’, Christie's
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Walton Ford

Great Blue Heron

Watercolor, graphite and tempera on paper
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Great Blue Heron
Walton Ford
American, b. 1960
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Turning the work of naturalist and painter John James Audubon on its head, Walton Ford imbues the flora and fauna in his own watercolors and prints with sex, violence, and melodrama. His aim is to satirically comment on the history of colonialism, slavery, and other forms of oppression. The beauty and naturalism of his meticulously rendered scenes belie their comedic grotesqueness. As he explains, “I think that there’s almost no subject that you can’t treat with some humor, no matter how brutal it can seem.”

Walton Ford, ‘Great Blue Heron’, Christie's
Walton Ford, ‘Great Blue Heron’, Christie's
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About the work
Provenance
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Christie's
Signature
Great Blue Heron
Walton Ford
American, b. 1960
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Turning the work of naturalist and painter John James Audubon on its head, Walton Ford imbues the flora and fauna in his own watercolors and prints with sex, violence, and melodrama. His aim is to satirically comment on the history of colonialism, slavery, and other forms of oppression. The beauty and naturalism of his meticulously rendered scenes belie their comedic grotesqueness. As he explains, “I think that there’s almost no subject that you can’t treat with some humor, no matter how brutal it can seem.”

Walton Ford

Great Blue Heron

Watercolor, graphite and tempera on paper
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.