Royal Flush by Michael Godard
This is a classic poker piece with a twist. The heart has been left out of the King of Hearts card. The inspiration for this was a program I saw on the Discovery Channel about Nero, the emperor who let Rome burn down. The king is always the guy without a heart because he has to rule, so I decided to paint a king without a heart. If you looked below the “K” on the card, there was no heart. I had received so many complaints about the missing heart that I put it back in—every king in every other piece has a heart. If you follow the smoke from the cigar, it circles and swirls around the cards, then leads you back to the chips. The chips are arranged in a way that brings you back to the cigar, so it’s kind of a circular path. ~M.G.
This fine art limited edition gicleé on canvas is gallery wrapped and ready to hang.
SN (Signed and Numbered) Limited Edition of 300.
30" wide by 24" tall by 1.5" deep. $995
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