Andy Cross


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 ImagesBlue Cow and Blue Pig also nod to art history, but in this case to Picasso’s Blue Period

Magritte’s The Treachery of Images (or This is Not a Pipe), 1929. Magritte was a surrealist.
Picasso’s Death of Casagemas, 1901.  Argued to be one of the first paintings of 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!

Author: thecurrentiowablog

From porters in stylish duds to original contemporary artwork in every room and one-of-a-kind spaces to host meetings and social gatherings, we put an artful spin on the meaning of luxury at The Current ~ Iowa. Built by renowned architect Daniel Burnham on the site of Davenport's first hotel, our AAA Four Diamond-rated hotel in the heart of downtown Davenport offers breathtaking views of the Mighty Mississippi as well as the opportunity to earn Marriott Rewards with the Marriott Autograph Collection. Whether you're visiting for business or pleasure, you're sure to enjoy our state-of-the-ART fitness center, pool, business centers, and club lounge. Every event at The Current is sure to wow: from the sun rising over the outdoor patio of UP’s rooftop restaurant and lounge, to evening cocktails in Viva’s private tequila aging and tasting room & gallery. This is where history meets hip culture. #hipstoric.

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