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Peace target, oil and acrylic on aluminium, 51 x 38 cm, 2012.
This painting is a tribute to John Lennon, focusing on his cruel assassination. John will be remembered both as an enormously talented songwriter and an ardent Peace activist.
The style of the work is basically Pop Art, but it acquires a unique optical character thanks to the concentric circles that simultaneously form John’s face and a shooting target, in the center of which one can observe the symbol of peace. The same symbolic role is played by the flying white doves in the background, where the predominant colors are red and blue.
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