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Art November, 18 2011

Aaron Johnson “Now We Hunt Hippopotamus”

Brooklyn based artist Aaron Johnson has release a new piece of art for sale on NOWhere Limited. Entitled “Now We Hunt Hippopotamus” he describes it as such:

Now We Hunt Hippopotamus is a convergence of disparate influences, specifically including The Hippopotamus Hunt by Rubens (one of my favorite paintings by one of my favorite painters), Indian firecracker graphics (which I discovered traveling in India in 2005, a trip that completely exploded my color palette), and the David Lynch film Wild at Heart (the title of this piece comes from torrid moment when Isabella Rossellini stares down the barrel of her pistol pointed at the camera shouting ‘Now We Hunt Buffalo!’) I liked the idea of telling a humanity versus nature story in which the human element is represented by miniature severed heads, clearly overwhelmed by the behemoth brute force of the animals raging around the composition

See the others on sale, along with the piece above, after the jump.

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