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Adam Mysock Paintings

ADAM MYSOCK

Adam Mysock holds a BFA degree in Painting and Art History from Tulane University and an MFA from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. In collaboration with his studio practice, he has taught at the university level for more than 10 years, most recently as a Senior Professor of Practice at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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A Surmountable Problem Writ Large
By Adam Mysock
Located in New Orleans, LA
After: The Young Beggar by Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (c. 1645-50) and Approaching Thunder Storm by Martin Johnson Heade (1859) The main character of this painting finds himself mire...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Adam Mysock Paintings

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Acrylic, Panel

Having Missed the Mark with Our Grief
By Adam Mysock
Located in New Orleans, LA
After: The Death of Seneca by Manuel Domínguez Sánchez (1871) and Eaton's Neck, Long Island by John Frederick Kensett (1872) Painted as a response to the ongoing conversations about...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Adam Mysock Paintings

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Acrylic, Panel

OF-Head21
By Adam Mysock
Located in New Orleans, LA
LOOKING AT STRANGERS TO FIND MYSELF Over the past year—while searching for my next project—I’ve spent at least one day a week painting observationally from a live model as a way to ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Adam Mysock Paintings

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Paper, Acrylic

OF-Head22
By Adam Mysock
Located in New Orleans, LA
LOOKING AT STRANGERS TO FIND MYSELF Over the past year—while searching for my next project—I’ve spent at least one day a week painting observationally from a live model as a way to ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Adam Mysock Paintings

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Paper, Acrylic

OF-Head23
By Adam Mysock
Located in New Orleans, LA
LOOKING AT STRANGERS TO FIND MYSELF Over the past year—while searching for my next project—I’ve spent at least one day a week painting observationally from a live model as a way to ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Adam Mysock Paintings

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Paper, Acrylic

OF-Head24
By Adam Mysock
Located in New Orleans, LA
LOOKING AT STRANGERS TO FIND MYSELF Over the past year—while searching for my next project—I’ve spent at least one day a week painting observationally from a live model as a way to ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Adam Mysock Paintings

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Paper, Acrylic

OF-Head25
By Adam Mysock
Located in New Orleans, LA
LOOKING AT STRANGERS TO FIND MYSELF Over the past year—while searching for my next project—I’ve spent at least one day a week painting observationally from a live model as a way to ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Adam Mysock Paintings

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Paper, Acrylic

OF-Head26
By Adam Mysock
Located in New Orleans, LA
LOOKING AT STRANGERS TO FIND MYSELF Over the past year—while searching for my next project—I’ve spent at least one day a week painting observationally from a live model as a way to ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Adam Mysock Paintings

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Paper, Acrylic

OF-Head27
By Adam Mysock
Located in New Orleans, LA
LOOKING AT STRANGERS TO FIND MYSELF Over the past year—while searching for my next project—I’ve spent at least one day a week painting observationally from a live model as a way to ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Adam Mysock Paintings

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Paper, Acrylic

OF-Head28
By Adam Mysock
Located in New Orleans, LA
LOOKING AT STRANGERS TO FIND MYSELF Over the past year—while searching for my next project—I’ve spent at least one day a week painting observationally from a live model as a way to ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Adam Mysock Paintings

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Paper, Acrylic

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By Adam Mysock
Located in New Orleans, LA
LOOKING AT STRANGERS TO FIND MYSELF Over the past year—while searching for my next project—I’ve spent at least one day a week painting observationally from a live model as a way to ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Adam Mysock Paintings

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Paper, Acrylic

OF-Hand3
By Adam Mysock
Located in New Orleans, LA
LOOKING AT STRANGERS TO FIND MYSELF Over the past year—while searching for my next project—I’ve spent at least one day a week painting observationally from a live model as a way to ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Adam Mysock Paintings

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Paper, Acrylic

OF-Hand4
By Adam Mysock
Located in New Orleans, LA
LOOKING AT STRANGERS TO FIND MYSELF Over the past year—while searching for my next project—I’ve spent at least one day a week painting observationally from a live model as a way to ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Adam Mysock Paintings

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Paper, Acrylic

OF-Head4
By Adam Mysock
Located in New Orleans, LA
LOOKING AT STRANGERS TO FIND MYSELF Over the past year—while searching for my next project—I’ve spent at least one day a week painting observationally from a live model as a way to ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Adam Mysock Paintings

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Paper, Acrylic

OF-Head5
By Adam Mysock
Located in New Orleans, LA
LOOKING AT STRANGERS TO FIND MYSELF Over the past year—while searching for my next project—I’ve spent at least one day a week painting observationally from a live model as a way to ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Adam Mysock Paintings

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Paper, Acrylic

OF-Head8
By Adam Mysock
Located in New Orleans, LA
LOOKING AT STRANGERS TO FIND MYSELF Over the past year—while searching for my next project—I’ve spent at least one day a week painting observationally from a live model as a way to ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Adam Mysock Paintings

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Paper, Acrylic

OF-Head9
By Adam Mysock
Located in New Orleans, LA
LOOKING AT STRANGERS TO FIND MYSELF Over the past year—while searching for my next project—I’ve spent at least one day a week painting observationally from a live model as a way to ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Adam Mysock Paintings

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Acrylic, Paper

OF-Head10
By Adam Mysock
Located in New Orleans, LA
LOOKING AT STRANGERS TO FIND MYSELF Over the past year—while searching for my next project—I’ve spent at least one day a week painting observationally from a live model as a way to ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Adam Mysock Paintings

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Paper, Acrylic

OF-Head15
By Adam Mysock
Located in New Orleans, LA
LOOKING AT STRANGERS TO FIND MYSELF Over the past year—while searching for my next project—I’ve spent at least one day a week painting observationally from a live model as a way to ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Adam Mysock Paintings

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Paper, Acrylic

OF-Head16
By Adam Mysock
Located in New Orleans, LA
LOOKING AT STRANGERS TO FIND MYSELF Over the past year—while searching for my next project—I’ve spent at least one day a week painting observationally from a live model as a way to ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Adam Mysock Paintings

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Paper, Acrylic

OF-Head17
By Adam Mysock
Located in New Orleans, LA
LOOKING AT STRANGERS TO FIND MYSELF Over the past year—while searching for my next project—I’ve spent at least one day a week painting observationally from a live model as a way to ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Adam Mysock Paintings

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Paper, Acrylic

OF-Head18
By Adam Mysock
Located in New Orleans, LA
LOOKING AT STRANGERS TO FIND MYSELF Over the past year—while searching for my next project—I’ve spent at least one day a week painting observationally from a live model as a way to ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Adam Mysock Paintings

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Paper, Acrylic

OF-Head19
By Adam Mysock
Located in New Orleans, LA
LOOKING AT STRANGERS TO FIND MYSELF Over the past year—while searching for my next project—I’ve spent at least one day a week painting observationally from a live model as a way to ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Adam Mysock Paintings

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Paper, Acrylic

OF-Head20
By Adam Mysock
Located in New Orleans, LA
LOOKING AT STRANGERS TO FIND MYSELF Over the past year—while searching for my next project—I’ve spent at least one day a week painting observationally from a live model as a way to ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Adam Mysock Paintings

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Paper, Acrylic

OF-Foot1
By Adam Mysock
Located in New Orleans, LA
LOOKING AT STRANGERS TO FIND MYSELF Over the past year—while searching for my next project—I’ve spent at least one day a week painting observationally from a live model as a way to ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Adam Mysock Paintings

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Paper, Acrylic

OF-Foot2
By Adam Mysock
Located in New Orleans, LA
LOOKING AT STRANGERS TO FIND MYSELF Over the past year—while searching for my next project—I’ve spent at least one day a week painting observationally from a live model as a way to ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Adam Mysock Paintings

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Paper, Acrylic

OF-Foot3
By Adam Mysock
Located in New Orleans, LA
LOOKING AT STRANGERS TO FIND MYSELF Over the past year—while searching for my next project—I’ve spent at least one day a week painting observationally from a live model as a way to ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Adam Mysock Paintings

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Paper, Acrylic

Distorted Perspectives
By Adam Mysock
Located in New Orleans, LA
After: Jan Veth’s “Portrait of Cornelia, Clara, and Johanna Veth” from 1885. ADAM MYSOCK was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1983 - the son of an elementary school English teacher and a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Adam Mysock Paintings

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Acrylic, Panel

A Fool
By Adam Mysock
Located in New Orleans, LA
From Jan Matejko’s Stańczyk, 1862 I’ve heard that in centuries past, the jester – or fool – was often one of the only people able to speak truth to power. Because of their inherent ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Adam Mysock Paintings

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Varnish, Acrylic, Wood Panel

A Platform
By Adam Mysock
Located in New Orleans, LA
A portrait of Ted Turner, founder of CNN and by extension a 24-hour news cycle I’ll blame everything wrong with America on Ted Turner. Don’t misread me – he didn’t do anything that ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Adam Mysock Paintings

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Varnish, Acrylic, Wood Panel

An Automated Message
By Adam Mysock
Located in New Orleans, LA
From a series of paintings by Ed Valigursky. Our technology is staggering. We now have computers that can lie for us. For proof you only need to head over to any online comment boar...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Adam Mysock Paintings

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Varnish, Acrylic, Wood Panel

A Horrifying Self-Actualization
By Adam Mysock
Located in New Orleans, LA
From Thomas Eakins’ Portrait of Dr. Samuel D. Gross (The Gross Clinic), 1875 At some point the lying has to stop, right? But when? I’m no longer convinced that any external stimulus...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Adam Mysock Paintings

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Varnish, Acrylic, Wood Panel

A Repetition
By Adam Mysock
Located in New Orleans, LA
A red-and-green parrot. For a lie to gain real power, it must continue its existence separate from its creator. If it can be repeated by others, retold in a variety of contexts, it ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Adam Mysock Paintings

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Varnish, Acrylic, Wood Panel

A Willing Ignorance
By Adam Mysock
Located in New Orleans, LA
From John Singer Sargent’s Gassed, 1919 When considering the factors that are required (or at least helpful) for a lie to succeed, I constantly look to the audience. I constantly tr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Adam Mysock Paintings

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Varnish, Acrylic, Wood Panel

A Tutor
By Adam Mysock
Located in New Orleans, LA
A portrait of Kellyanne Conway While the statement for this show indicates that there are no formal teachers of proper lying technique, it doesn’t deny that there are individuals ou...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Adam Mysock Paintings

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Varnish, Acrylic, Wood Panel

A Tentative Probe
By Adam Mysock
Located in New Orleans, LA
From Rembrandt van Rijn’s Militia Company of District II under the Command of Captain Frans Banninck Cocq (The Night Watch), 1642 The search for limits is an ongoing endeavor. Circu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Adam Mysock Paintings

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Wood Panel, Varnish, Acrylic

A Bit Too Far
By Adam Mysock
Located in New Orleans, LA
From Thomas Eakins’ Portrait of Dr. Samuel D. Gross (The Gross Clinic), 1875 As we seek this fine line separating safe lying from detrimental misdirection, we often have to cross it...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Adam Mysock Paintings

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Varnish, Acrylic, Wood Panel

An Audience Unaware
By Adam Mysock
Located in New Orleans, LA
From Johannes Vermeer’s A Girl Asleep, 1656-57 Learning to lie is a bit like learning how to play a game. There are strategies. There’s an opponent. It can be fun because it’s a cha...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Adam Mysock Paintings

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Wood Panel, Varnish, Acrylic

A Weak Compromise
By Adam Mysock
Located in New Orleans, LA
A donkey, symbol of the Democratic Party Democrats promote themselves as consistently ethical. So, when they inevitably get caught lying, the fault is compounded by their hypocrisy....
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Adam Mysock Paintings

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Varnish, Acrylic, Wood Panel

A False Prophet
By Adam Mysock
Located in New Orleans, LA
A portrait of news anchor Brian Williams Similar to the regular fall of the Democrats, Brian Williams positioned himself as a figure worthy of our trust nightly. He convinced us tha...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Adam Mysock Paintings

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Varnish, Acrylic, Wood Panel

An Allowance to Try Again
By Adam Mysock
Located in New Orleans, LA
A portrait of the Wizard from The Wizard of Oz, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1939 Whenever I’ve watched The Wizard of Oz, I’ve always been struck by the same thing – that the actor who play...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Adam Mysock Paintings

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Varnish, Acrylic, Wood Panel

A Pretty Face and a Nice Body
By Adam Mysock
Located in New Orleans, LA
A portrait of Lance Armstrong We tend to exercise differing levels of tolerance for different liars. Some people get called out immediately, while others are given a pass time and t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Adam Mysock Paintings

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Varnish, Acrylic, Wood Panel

A Sense of Guilt
By Adam Mysock
Located in New Orleans, LA
A portrait of Fred Rogers, Mr. Rogers I suppose I like to believe that liars know they’re lying. I like to believe it’s a controlled activity. And if they know what they’re doing, I...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Adam Mysock Paintings

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Varnish, Acrylic, Wood Panel

A Role Model
By Adam Mysock
Located in New Orleans, LA
A portrait of Charles Ponzi When we combine the power of lies to persuade with their ability to establish a false hierarchy, we end up with Charles Ponzi – the eponym of the Ponzi S...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Adam Mysock Paintings

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Varnish, Acrylic, Wood Panel

An Overreach
By Adam Mysock
Located in New Orleans, LA
From an illustration by Arthur Rackham for Alice in Wonderland – “They all crowded round it panting and asking, ‘But who has won?’” 1907 There’s a fear of inferiority that lies behi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Adam Mysock Paintings

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Varnish, Acrylic, Wood Panel

A Seduction
By Adam Mysock
Located in New Orleans, LA
From John William Waterhouse’s A Mermaid, 1900 We have a wonderful capacity to impose fictions on others in order to make them desirable. We only need a few kernels of possibility t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Adam Mysock Paintings

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Varnish, Acrylic, Wood Panel

An Opportunity to Test
By Adam Mysock
Located in New Orleans, LA
From Thomas Eakins’ Portrait of Dr. Samuel D. Gross (The Gross Clinic), 1875 Knowing what we do about insufficient consequences, we will always test the limits of acceptable lying. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Adam Mysock Paintings

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Varnish, Acrylic, Wood Panel

A First Apology
By Adam Mysock
Located in New Orleans, LA
A portrait of Mark McGwire If we are caught lying, it is the suddenly being singled-out that proves most unsettling. We are temporarily relieved of our ability to define our own pub...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Adam Mysock Paintings

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Varnish, Acrylic, Wood Panel

A Lack of Consequence
By Adam Mysock
Located in New Orleans, LA
From Rembrandt van Rijn’s Militia Company of District II under the Command of Captain Frans Banninck Cocq (The Night Watch), 1642 Forgive and forget. That’s what we’re taught to do ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Adam Mysock Paintings

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Varnish, Acrylic, Wood Panel

A Bid to Gain Attention
By Adam Mysock
Located in New Orleans, LA
A portrait of Baron Munchausen from The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, Columbia Pictures, 1988 The concept of Munchausen Syndrome offers another perspective on lying. When we lie, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Adam Mysock Paintings

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Varnish, Acrylic, Wood Panel

A Frail Attempt
By Adam Mysock
Located in New Orleans, LA
Sandro Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus, 1484-86 We desire attention, but no one likes a show-off. So, we’ve sharpened our ability to practice false modesty. We pretend to cover ours...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Adam Mysock Paintings

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Varnish, Acrylic, Wood Panel

A Constant, Attractive Artifice
By Adam Mysock
Located in New Orleans, LA
A mannequin For some reason, mannequins seemed to be everywhere when I was growing up. Maybe it was growing up during the heyday of malls in America. Nevertheless, with their clearl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Adam Mysock Paintings

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Varnish, Acrylic, Wood Panel

An Exciting Unknown
By Adam Mysock
Located in New Orleans, LA
A portrait of Sasquatch (Harry from Harry and the Hendersons, Universal Pictures, 1987) Developing almost simultaneously with my appreciation of mannequins, I fell in love with what...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Adam Mysock Paintings

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Varnish, Acrylic, Wood Panel

A Reliable Pardon
By Adam Mysock
Located in New Orleans, LA
From Nicholas Poussin’s The Death of Sapphira, circa 1652 As we invariably test the waters of lying, we quickly learn to recognize the more forgiving members of an audience. Rest as...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Adam Mysock Paintings

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Varnish, Acrylic, Wood Panel

A Counter Example
By Adam Mysock
Located in New Orleans, LA
A portrait of Abraham Lincoln We’ve assigned a great deal of responsibility to our shared cultural figures when it comes to teaching lessons about truth, fiction, and morality. We u...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Adam Mysock Paintings

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Varnish, Acrylic, Wood Panel

An Attempt at Morality
By Adam Mysock
Located in New Orleans, LA
From Albrecht Dürer’s Adam and Eve, 1507 Akin to the historical narratives we’re fed in an attempt to steer us away from a life of lies, the narrative of Adam, Eve, and the serpent ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Adam Mysock Paintings

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Varnish, Acrylic, Wood Panel

A Cautionary Tale
By Adam Mysock
Located in New Orleans, LA
A portrait of Pinocchio from Pinocchio, Disney, 1940 Are there any more recognizable stories about the difficulties that can accompany lying than that of Pinocchio? For the puppet-...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Adam Mysock Paintings

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Varnish, Acrylic, Wood Panel

A Brush With Justice
By Adam Mysock
Located in New Orleans, LA
From Nicholas Poussin’s The Death of Sapphira, circa 1652 Sooner or later, we get caught lying. For most of us, it’s incredibly early in life, and the falsehood detected is innocuou...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Adam Mysock Paintings

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Varnish, Acrylic, Wood Panel