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Christopher Klein
The Unicorn Trader, Surreal Painting, Male Figure, Horse-Like Unicorns, Crystals

2007

US$7,200Asking Price

About

At first glance, the viewer is drawn in by the Tibetan monk who is displaying his beautiful horses. But with a closer look, we realize they are not horses at all but mystical unicorn-like animals and dotted among the grasses are what appears to be crystals growing. This surrealist painting from Christopher Klein is exquisite in detailed, subject and depth of color, from the individual blades of grass to the far off village in the background. The painting is framed in a simple black wooden frame. Christopher A. Klein The Unicorn Trader oil on panel 16.50h x 20.50w in 41.91h x 52.07w cm CK0013 Christopher A. Klein b. 1954 Christopher Klein spent 26 years at National Geographic Magazine. His career at National Geographic brought him around the world. He lived with peoples from Egypt to South America, studied history and artifacts of ancient times and delved into the intricacies of creatures like tarantulas and horseshoe crabs. His research transformed into illustrations filling the pages of National Geographic Magazine. In retirement, he is back to his surrealistic roots—combining his love of surrealism with the breadth of his life experience. “Surrealism is a way for me to create my own world,” says Klein. “Whether it be an archaeological recreation, deep sea representation, or a futuristic scene, my use of realistic juxtapositions proved to be my key to scientific art with the National Geographic Society. My ability to render in high detail and a vivid imagination are the prerequisites for creating accurate paintings of historic people, the places they lived and worshiped, as well as the inner workings of both animals and machines. After 26 years of scientific art, my work is now going full circle back to my fine art roots in surrealism, now reflecting realistic images in unnatural settings or unnatural images in even more bizarre environments”.

Details

  • Creator
    Christopher Klein (1954, American),
  • Creation Year
    2007
  • Dimensions
    Height: 16.5 in. (41.91 cm)Width: 20.5 in. (52.07 cm)
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  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    Chicago, IL
  • Reference Number
    Seller: CK00131stDibs: LU55432694181

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