SOPHIE LA GIRAFE ... all grown up
SOPHIE LA GIRAFE is an iconic French teething toy that basically
EVERY French baby has owned for the past 50 years.
I paint in a style I call "RETRO POP"
and this is the perfect subject for me....
Using the iconic Girafe image and shape - but playing with it.
Here I imagined that SOPHIE is now a rebellious teenager -
with a punk vibe, piercings and spunk -
hanging out in the Belleville neighborhood of Paris -
by the AUX FOLIES bar where all the sprayers and models mix.
There will be a whole series of SOPHIE paintings - this is my very first one.
Sophie La Coquine or
I LOVE PARIS IN THE SPRINGTIME
Original painting in acrylics on canvas
40 by 30 inches