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HANSEL & GRETEL
1998, Oil on canvas, 24 x 36 in.
The president of the San Francisco Opera Guild is a good friend. She called to ask if I would consider contributing my illustration services by creating an original piece of art as a poster illustration for their children's production of Hansel & Gretel. I was honored to oblige.
After some deliberations at committee meetings about style, I convinced the panel that an homage to the art of Marc Chagall would satisfy the criteria of being both high art and still childlike. Everyone seemed happy with the result.
adorned windows all over San Francisco in the weeks preceding and during
the production. My wife and I were special guests at several gala opera
events including the opening of the 1998-99 season, where we got to meet
the great David Hockney. It was definitely worth it.
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