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Oil on canvas, ready to hang.

Signed on the back.

This artwork comes with an external frame

I create portraits that are a satirical celebration of the subject. Influenced by commercial art, vintage graphic design and genre, I have coined the phrase “Popster” to describe my Pop Art, poster style paintings. My current series of works explore the theme of sideshow/circus/carnival performers. I try to portray a person's personality by painting them in the role of one of the themed performers; that is very much fictional, however may mirror elements of their own true life character. I like to think of myself as the Annie Leibovitz of portrait painting.

Adam Richard is a comedian, radio & TV presenter, actor, writer and producer. Cited as the first out-and-proud gay comedian, he has pathed the way for Josh Thomas, Joel Creasey, Hannah Gadsby & Rhys Nicholson. Adam is the co-writer and co-star of the ABC TV comedy series Outland. Most recently, he is one of the regular panelists on ABC's Dr Who superfans show "Whovians" hosted by Rove McManus, Spicks & Specks and, podcasts The Shelf and The Poofcast.

This portrait was a finalist in both the Kilgour Prize and the Portia Geach Memorial Art Prize.

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Framed and ready to hang

This artwork is currently framed and ready to hang.

It comes with an external frame.

Framed dimensions - 116.0(W) x 145.0(H).

Artwork dimensions - 106.0(W) x 135.0(H).

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