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Pasquale Giardino 'Crocodiles Playing Cards'
Pasquale Giardino 'Crocodiles Playing Cards'
Pasquale Giardino 'Crocodiles Playing Cards'
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Pasquale Giardino 'Crocodiles Playing Cards'

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Pasquale Giardino rose to prominence as a founding member of Melbourne's Roar collective. Based in Fitzroy in the 1980s, this aptly titled group set about dismantling the status quo of art. In his role Giardino giddily elevated the banal or strange, producing devil-may-care scenes that pop with colour, humour and unexpected references. 

A reptilian twist on the canine masterpiece 'Dogs Playing Poker', 'Crocodiles Playing Cards' depicts a bask of crocodiles mid Poker game. With the same same cigar-scented ambiance as any late night soiree, this work is both absurd and familiar – reminiscent of cubism or surrealism, sans crocodile tears. It recalls the truth that sometimes, when face to face with the absurdness of living, laughter is most adequate response. 

An esteemed artist, Giardino is represented at the National Gallery of Australia, National Gallery of Victoria, and many regional and state collections.

Pasquale GIARDINO (1961 - )
'Crocodiles Playing Cards' 2005
oil on canvas
Image Size: 120 x 90 cm
Dimensions: 120 x 90 x 4 cm
Signed: Pasquale lower right
Comes with Letter of Provenance
Availability: in stock
© The Artist or Assignee

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