Victor Espinoza and American Pharaoh Oil Painting by Nyc Artist Clintel Steed

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"This painting is just about the moment of American Pharaoh crossing the finish line. I had done two paintings about American Pharaoh and wanted to do one that was a full body. But after I started to work on the painting, I decided that it would be cool to include his jockey too. To me, the subject matter is a way to start the painting but after that dialogue has begun, the painting starts to have a form of its own that transcends the subject matter." - Clintel Steed.

About the artist:
“My painting is about the explosion of an image and the impact that it makes.” Clintel Steed, an American artist, holds a BFA in Painting from the Art Institute of Chicago, an MFA from Indiana University and completed Advanced Studies at the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture. Born in 1977 and raised in a devoutly Pentecostal Chrisitan household in Utah, Clintel drove to New York City in 2001 with his easel tied to the top of his car and settled in Harlem. Finding representation with Borghi Gallery, exhibitions throughout New York City, the Hamptons, Philadelphia and winning the John Koch award from the Academy of Arts and Letters in 2015, Clintel is an artist who represents the urgency and grit that was synonymous with New York City in the 1970s and 1980s. “The battle between good and evil, heaven and hell was preached all the time. This struggle is still within me, the lust for money and the battle for power.” Clintel’s studio is in the Sunset Park area of Brooklyn, one of the last vestiges of unadulterated New York art studio space.
Clintel Steed (Artist)
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United States
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Painted   Canvas
Oil Paint
Good. This work is unframed..
Wear consistent with age and use
73 in. H x 64 in. W x 2.75 in. D
185 cm H x 163 cm W x 7 cm D
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New York, NY
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