Ride Ride Ride (Supermarket Horse)

By Wayne Thiebaud SKU:177618

Wayne Thiebaud's "Ride Ride Ride (Supermarket Horse)," painted in 1996, is a whimsical masterpiece that juxtaposes childhood fantasy with consumer culture. Thiebaud's vibrant colors and playful composition transform a toy supermarket horse into an imaginative adventure. The painting's charm lies in its ability to evoke nostalgia for carefree moments, while also inviting reflection on the influence of commercialism. "Ride Ride Ride" stands as a unique blend of Thiebaud's signature realism and thought-provoking narrative, making it a special artwork that sparks both delight and contemplation.

38 cm

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Total € 275

Title: “”Imaginative Whimsy: Wayne Thiebaud’s ‘Ride Ride Ride (Supermarket Horse)'””

Year Painted: 1996

Wayne Thiebaud’s captivating artwork, “”Ride Ride Ride (Supermarket Horse),”” painted in 1996, is a poignant exploration of childhood, imagination, and consumer culture. This painting seamlessly weaves together elements of nostalgia, playfulness, and societal reflection.

The year 1996 found Thiebaud at the peak of his artistic prowess, allowing him to seamlessly meld elements of reality and imagination in “”Ride Ride Ride (Supermarket Horse).”” The painting’s central focus, a toy supermarket horse, serves as a symbol of the intersection between commercialism and youthful fantasies.

What sets “”Ride Ride Ride (Supermarket Horse)”” apart is its ability to evoke multifaceted emotions. Thiebaud’s vibrant color palette and expert composition transport viewers to a world where the ordinary becomes extraordinary. The juxtaposition of the toy horse in a supermarket context prompts contemplation on the commodification of childhood experiences.

The painting’s charm lies in its dual narrative. On one level, it conjures memories of youthful playfulness and the joyous embrace of imagination. On another, it raises questions about the influence of consumer culture on shaping these very experiences. Thiebaud’s work prompts reflection on how the commercial environment infiltrates even the most innocent moments.

Thiebaud’s unique mastery of color, light, and form is evident in the meticulous attention to detail, transforming the horse into an object of fascination. The horse’s poised stance on the shopping cart invites viewers to consider the broader implications of consumerism on shaping aspirations and perceptions of happiness.

In the tapestry of art history, “”Ride Ride Ride (Supermarket Horse)”” is a standout example of Thiebaud’s capacity to communicate complex ideas through visually engaging narratives. It encapsulates his ability to use art as a mirror, reflecting societal dynamics while also stirring introspection.

As we contemplate “”Ride Ride Ride (Supermarket Horse),”” we’re reminded of the power of art to engage the mind and heart simultaneously. Thiebaud’s work takes us on a journey through memory, inviting us to consider how the interplay between imagination and commerce influences our lives. This painting stands as an evocative testament to Thiebaud’s ability to create art that resonates deeply with both our personal experiences and the broader cultural landscape.

Original size:
122 x 91.5 cm (width x height)
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Minimal order width:
50 cm
Maximum order width:
183 cm

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