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Paintings from the Lebowski Cycle

The Death of Marat (After David) • Joe Forkan 2008, oil on linen, 96" x 58"

The Death of Marat (After David) • Joe Forkan 2008, oil on linen, 96″ x 58″

I’ve had a few requests to put all of the original 14 paintings from The Lebowski Cycle into one post. So, here they are. The source paintings and more info about the Cycle can be found deeper in this blog.

It looks like there will be a couple of exhibits of the original paintings coming up in the next year, one in California, and one in New York. Check back for more info.

Also, I’ll be printing some limited edition giclee prints in the near future. Send me an email if you want to be notified when they are available.

Oath of the Horatii • Joe Forkan 2006-2010 Oil on Linen 72" x 40"

Oath of the Horatii • Joe Forkan 2006-2010 Oil on Linen 72″ x 40″

 

The Lamentation • Joe Forkan 2006-2011 Oil on Linen 72" x 40"

The Lamentation • Joe Forkan 2006-2011 Oil on Linen 72″ x 40″

 

Sacred and Profane Love (After Titian) • Joe Forkan 2011 oil on linen, 72" x 40" (182.88 cm x 101.60 cm)

Sacred and Profane Love (After Titian) • Joe Forkan 2011 oil on linen, 72″ x 40″ (182.88 cm x 101.60 cm)

 

The Agony in the Garden (After Carracci)• Joe Forkan 2006-2011 oil on linen, 76" x 48" (193.04 cm x 121.92)

The Agony in the Garden (After Carracci) • Joe Forkan 2006-2011 oil on linen, 76″ x 48″ (193.04 cm x 121.92)

 

The Deposition from the Cross (After Pontormo) • Joe Forkan 2011, oil on linen, 72" x 40"

The Deposition from the Cross (After Pontormo) • Joe Forkan 2011, oil on linen, 72″ x 40″

 

Baptism of Christ (After Carracci) • Joe Forkan 2011, oil on linen 24” x 38"”

Baptism of Christ (After Carracci) • Joe Forkan 2011, oil on linen 24” x 38″”

 

Supper at Emmaus (After Caravaggio) • Joe Forkan 2006-2009 oil on linen 96"x 38"

Supper at Emmaus (After Caravaggio) • Joe Forkan 2006-2009 oil on linen 96″x 38″

 

The Raft of the Medusa (After Géricault) • Joe Forkan 2011, oil on linen, 84" x 144"

The Raft of the Medusa (After Géricault) • Joe Forkan 2011, oil on linen, 84″ x 144″

 

Venus • Joe Forkan 2011, oil on linen, 72" x 50"

Venus • Joe Forkan 2011, oil on linen, 72″ x 50″

 

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Wanderer above the Sea of Fog (After Friedrich) • Joe Forkan 2009, oil on linen, 80″ x 48″

 

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The Taking of Christ (After Caravaggio) • Joe Forkan 2009, oil on linen, 72″ x 40″

 

MOCA 05 Ecce Homo

Ecce Homo (After Guercino) • Joe Forkan 2009, oil on linen, 72″ x 40″

 

Jester (After Velazquez's Portrait of Pablo de Valladolid) • Joe Forkan oil on linen, 48" x 76" (121.92 cm x 193.04 cm)

Jester (After Velazquez’s Portrait of Pablo de Valladolid) • Joe Forkan oil on linen, 48″ x 76″ (121.92 cm x 193.04 cm)

17 comments to Paintings from the Lebowski Cycle

  • Hello,

    I’d really love to get a poster of “Baptism of Christ” will it be available anytime soon?

    Thanks for getting back to be,

    H.

  • Joe Forkan

    Yes. It looks like a few of them will be available soon, and the Baptism is one of them. I’ll post more info soon.

  • thanks, will look out for it!

  • Mark R

    Just stumbled across these in an image search of “Emmaus.” It’s brilliant. I hope the Coen brothers and cast members have been notified.

  • Joe Forkan

    Thanks Mark. We sent out info to everyone involved around the first exhibition.

  • Natan

    So cool.. i really would like some of them in my home :)

  • Joe Forkan

    Some prints are available, and Limited edition giclees are coming!

  • Barry

    These paintings are truly unbelievable. I would love to own a print…is there info on where I could buy them? Thanks! Keep it up!

  • Javier

    Hey Joe,

    Love your work… As your neighbor I’ve been tantalized by the amount of work that you produce. It’s a privilege having you as my next door neighbor. Again, I’d be interested in acquiring one of your works for our loft.

    Keep it going!
    All the best,

    229 collective

  • Filip

    Do you still have any of the giclee prints available? I’ve bee looking around but I can’t find them anywhere!

  • Brandon C

    Hi Joe,

    Really interested in getting a print of The Lamentation.

    Please let me know if any are available.

    Thanks,
    Brandon

  • Do you have a write up on the links between the classical paintings and the TBL images?
    I wrote a piece in the Dudespaper about Tarot imagery and the Big Lebowski
    http://dudespaper.com/tarot-yes-mr-lebowski-the-big-lebowski-kabbalah-and-tarot.html/

    I like the way your figurative painting is progressing.

  • Joe Forkan

    Hi Marek, I’ve written about the links between the classical paintings and the movie images on my blog, so they can be found there under the individual images, and I often go over the arc of the idea when giving a slide presentation, but I have not compiled them into a single document. I might at some point. The tarot card comparisons are pretty interesting.

  • Joe Forkan

    Hi Brandon, The prints are available from the blog now. The sizes available and print prices are listed.

  • Joe Forkan

    Hi, The prints are available from the blog now.

  • Joe Forkan

    Hi Javier,

    Just saw this. Thanks for the kind words. Shot me an email and we can talk more about you getting a piece.Thanks!

  • Joe Forkan

    Thanks for the comments Barry. The prints are available from the blog now.

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