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A FRIEND IN NEED PARODY

2008,  24" X 28",  Oil on Canvas,  Catalogue# OP4300

The painting is a parody of a parody. Coolidge's anthropomorphism was reversed with anthropocentrism. In addition, a few familiar cartoon characters were added to emphasize that Coolidge's paintings are, in fact, cartoons. Cartoons drawn with oils rather than pen and ink.

Along with Warhol's Campbell Soup cans, A Friend in Need (right), one of C. M. Coolidge's poker playing dogs paintings, is famous American pop art. The paintings are a parody of 19th century upper middle class American males
 

 

AMERICAN GOTHIC PARODY

2011,  20" X 24",  Oil on Gessoed Masonite,  Catalogue# OP4400

Unlike Poker Playing Dogs, American Gothic has been extensively parodied using both human and animal faces. In this instance, the faces are those of the artist (self-portrait) and his wife.
 

 

DOUBLE TROUBLE

2008,  24" X 48",  Oil on Canvas,  Catalogue# WL5100

Because of drought, brush or forest fires are frequent in Florida. The loss of habitat is problematical for endangered species such as the Florida panther.
 




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