Unframed, canvas sides are painted white.
Painting is wired and ready to hang.
Signed, titled and dated on back.
40 x 31.25 x 2.1 inches
oil on canvas
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Some time ago, I did a series of paintings where I appropriated old master paintings, incorporating my own ideas. Just recently I decided to revisit this idea, wanting to see if I could push things a little more, and perhaps generate ideas for other paintings. As I began this painting, my first thought was to exclude the ermine, but being such an iconic element in the painting, I didn't feel that it was working as well without it. So at one point decided it should be pink. The finger tattoos, which read "true" give the painting it's title and reference the idea of truth and illusion in painting.