Poster Print, Flat Cap, Handlebar Mustache and a Beard, by Kenney Mencher

$75.00

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THIS IS A PRINT NOT AN ORIGINAL
A postcard of this print is available here
https://www.kenney-mencher.net/listing/881254895/postcard-flat-cap-handlebar-mustache-and

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This giclée print is based on an oil painting by artist Kenney Mencher. The print is on thick paper is a portrait of a handsome sandy haired young man with a boho, hipster, artsy, look. He has a curled or twirled mustache and a beard and is wearing a flat cap.

I am an artist who celebrates the beauty of unusual or different looking people. Although this guy is really handsome, I don't think he is stereo typically handsome.

Although the quality of this print is very good please be aware that the quality of the color and tonality can never measure up to an original to an original work of art so please consider this when purchasing this piece.
Prints are not signed by hand.

Since these prints are made to order there are no refunds or exchanges.

This is printed on thick and durable matte paper.

• Paper thickness: 10.3 mil
• Paper weight: 5.6 oz/y² (192 g/m²)
• Giclée printing quality
• Opacity: 94%

Warning these are the only sites authorized to sell my art:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/kmencher
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Mainly, I paint men because I’m just better at painting them than women, but there are other more complicated reasons, of course. Probably the biggest is that I don’t feel like I’m exploiting the men I choose to paint. When I painted women, especially young women, I felt like I was exploiting them. I don’t want to be seen as painting from what people refer to as “the male gaze.”

I think I’m fulfilling the needs of an audience and group of people that appreciate the point of view I’m promoting. I also paint non-binary people, black people, and other people of color. I paint for these audiences because they are under-represented as subjects, and I feel like it’s a supportive thing to do, and also can be a politically powerful gesture. I actually think I was pandering more to straight men back when I was painting pin-up style women. I was really uncomfortable doing that, because it felt like I was perpetuating a system that degraded women.

If I really needed a justification for painting LGBTQ+ subjects, I would just point out that I have had some skin in the game. When I was young man, I had multiple same-sex partners, and today I’m still attacked by homophobes for being gay, even though they don’t know anything about me, or the complexities of my experience. On top of that, most of my friends, family, and social acquaintances are part of the LGBTQ+ community. In a way, I guess I’m painting more for those friends and family members than anyone else.

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