Francis Blake Takes the Pissoir

Francis Blake, long known for his whimsical and humorous watercolor/ink illustrations has gone acrylic for this custom made urinal. Had Marcel Duchamp been alive to witness the Thatcher era in England, perhaps he would have approved of this updating of his famous dada-ist piece “The Fountain.”

It’s nice to see how Francis’ work translates to the acrylic medium. His humor still shapes the piece but the more intense color and increased opacity of the paint sharpens his work to a deadly serious point.

We look forward to more of this style from Francis!

And you can check out his watercolor work at his portfolio page here:

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