Portrait of Ed1

“Portrait Of ED” 24 x 36 Oil and Pencil 1990’s by Tom Kelly

This painting is a reaction to all the recent popularity of VIAGRA. I saw a commercial for the drug and it started out with a question to the viewer that said, "do you have a problem with E.D.?" E.D. stands for erectile dysfunction. The painting has a group of middle age men behind a desk working away while interspersed in the background are a number of young naked women. This painting is about middle age sexual desires diminishing and the conflict of wanting younger women. It corresponds to the Academy award movie "American Beauty" as a depiction of the baby boomers getting older.

Portrait of Ed