Photorealism NYC painting MOMA by Denis Peterson


  • Painting Series:
    The Wall
  • Media:
    Acrylic Gouache
  • Painting Method:
    Airbrush/Glazed Layers
  • Substrate:
    40"x50" Stretched Canvas
  • Signed Prints/Edition 50:
    7 Available
  • Past Exhibitions:
    Gallery and Traveling Exhibitions

  • The story behind the image:

    The granite wall demonstrates a last respite of hope among disenfranchised in New York City who have no reasonable place to lay their heads for rest. Homeless, she carries her belongings with her wherever she goes.

    The Museum of Modern Art sits across the street. In 2011, MOMA acquired the adjoining American Folk Art Museum for $31.2 million. Two years later, it announced that it planned to demolish the folk museum.

    Window reflections of the MOMA give this a final twist of irony.

    Preparatory Drawings and Watercolors: AVAILABLE