Above from top to bottom: 7 Apples, paint on canvas, 108 x 24.5″, Blue Cow, paint on canvas, 24 x 18″, Blue Pig, paint on canvas, 18 x 24″
Andy Cross is a very talented artist from St. Louis Missouri. We are fortunate enough to have several of Andy’s works in our collection: 7 Apples, Blue Cow, and Blue Pig. Andy also painted our ‘Welcome to Iowa’ sign in the lobby, and he assisted Nancy Spurlock (and local Quad Cities kids) with our mural! Andy’s 7 Apples can be seen interacting with fresh apples everyday in our lobby area – drawing comparisons to self referential art such as Renè Magritte’s The Treachery of Images. Blue Cow and Blue Pig also nod to art history, but in this case to Picasso’s Blue Period.
Fun Fact: Andy Cross has spent over 20 years painting scenery for the Muny Opera in St. Louis, the Reperatory Opera of St. Louis, and the Opera Theater of St. Louis!