"So I did this piece originally for a show at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA. When they asked me to be in the show, I immediately thought of my good friend Wesley Von Burn. He grew up, and lived most of his life, in Danvers, Salem, and Beverly, and when I first met him he was working at the Peabody Essex. Unfortunately he passed away young, and I had wanted to do a piece in memory of him for a while. This seemed like the perfect opportunity, since it would be hanging in the place he used to work. The car in this piece, a Buick Roadmaster, is one that he owned, and in the last years of his life he had joined the Masons and had a simile decal on this car. The masons were a big part of his life, and so I wanted to include a nod to them in this painting."
Scott Listfield is known for his paintings featuring a lone exploratory astronaut lost in a landscape cluttered with pop culture icons, corporate logos, and tongue-in-cheek science fiction references. Scott grew up in Boston, MA and studied art at Dartmouth College. After some time spent living abroad, Scott returned to America and, shortly before the real life, non-movie version of the year 2001, began painting astronauts and, sometimes, dinosaurs.
Hand-Signed and Numbered by Scott Listfield
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Moab Entrada Rag Bright 290 GSM Archival Paper
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