POLKA-POOKA PLUS SERIES

A review of the “Polka-Pooka” paintings by the well esteemed
Luc Agosta, MSC Programs Chair, Palm Springs Art Museum

“I was thinking of your paintings, which were new to me. I particularly liked the whimsical backgrounds to the pooka series and saw in them a radical juxtaposition of dissimilar objects which serve to disorient the viewer into seeing relational meldings that surprise and delight. Bringing such unexpected things into relation serves to break gestalts and make the viewer see in surprising and different ways. That, of course, is what all art should do!”

 

Polka-Pooka Paintings

‘TAHITI” ©MMXVII
54”h x 48”w
Oil on Canvas, Trapezoidal shape
Status: Available – see Price List

 

“SPRING TRAINING”, ©MMXVII
54”h x 48”w
Oil on Canvas, Trapezoidal shape
Status: 🔴 – see Price List

 

“RED HERRING”, ©MMXVII
54″h X 48″w
Oil on Canvas, trapezoidal shape
Status: Available – see Price List

 

“BOXER” is the 1st “POLKA-POOKA” painting to be completed by Karen & Tony Barone in the new year. It crossed the finish line @ mid-nite & was signed by the artist couple in a champagne toast @ 12:01AM Jan. 1st 2017, one minute into the New Year.

 

“BOXER”, ©MMXVII
54″h X 48″w
Oil on Canvas, trapezoidal shape
Status: Available – see Price List

 

“PISA”, ©MMXVII
48″h X 39″w
Oil on Canvas, trapezoidal shape
Status: Available – see Price List

 

“HEADWINDS”, ©MMXVI
48″h X 54″w
Oil on Canvas, trapezoidal shape
Status: Available – see Price List

“UNDERTOW”, ©MMXVI
48″h X 60″w, (42″ W, across bottom)
Oil on Canvas, trapezoidal shape
Status: Available – see Price List

“FULL TRANSPARENCY”, ©MMXVI
48″h X 48″w, (42″ W, across bottom)
Oil on Canvas, trapezoidal shape
Status: Available – see Price List

“BETWEEN HEAVAN & EARTH”, ©MMXVI
60″h X 48″w, (42″ W, across bottom)
Oil on Canvas, trapezoidal shape
Status: Available – see Price List

major-tom

“MAJOR TOM”, ©MMXVI
60″h X 48″w, (42″ W, across bottom)
Oil on Canvas, trapezoidal shape
Status: Available – see Price List

tri-bunnies

“POLKA-POOKA-TRIPTYCH”, ©MMXVI
84″h X 95″w
Oil on Canvas
Status: Available – see Price List

barone-feet-first-updated

“FEET FIRST”, ©MMXVI
55″h X 48″w, (39″w, across bottom)
Oil on Canvas, trapezoidal shape
Status: Available – see Price List

 

barone-head-first
“HEAD FIRST”
, ©MMXVI

55″h X 48″w, (39″w, across bottom)
Oil on Canvas, trapezoidal shape
Status: Available – see Price List

 

barone-pearls
“PEARLS”
, ©MMXVI

Oil on Canvas, 84″H x 30″W
Status: Available – see Price List

barone-stanley-stella
“STANLEY & STELLA”
, ©MMXVI

Oil on Canvas, 48″H x 60″W
Status: Available – see Price List

barone-backyard-saint
“BACKYARD SAINT”
, ©MMXVI

Oil on Canvas, 60″H x 48″W
Status: Available – see Price List

barone-neighbors-painting

“NEIGHBORS”, ©MMXVI
Oil on Canvas, 48″H x 60″W
Status: Available – see Price List

 

barone-breeze-painting

“BREEZE”, ©MMXVI
Oil on Canvas, 48″H x 60″W
Status: Available – see Price List

 

3 Graces Painting

“THE 3 GRACES”, ©MMXV
Oil on Canvas, 48″H x 72″W
Status: Available – see Price List

 

PolkaPooka2015

“POLKA-POOKA” (with Roses), ©MMXV
Oil on Canvas, 84″H x 30″W
Status: Available – see Price List

 

Twins2015

“TWINS” (Polka-Pooka with Cherries), ©MMXV
Oil on Canvas, 48″ H x 60″ W
Status: Available – see Price List

 

Polka Pooka Popcorn

“POLKA-POOKA POPCORN” ©MMXV
Oil on Canvas, 84″ H x 34″ W
Status: Available – see Price List

 

barone-hugs-painting

“HUGS” ©MMXV
Oil on Canvas, 60″ H x 48″ W
Status: Available – see Price List

 

NewYorkie2015

“NEW YORKIE”, ©MMXV
Oil on Canvas, 60”H x 60”W
Status: Available – see Price List

 

THE HAVE AND HAVE NOTS

THE HAVE AND HAVE NOTS, ©MMXVI
Oil on Canvas, 50″ H x 75″ W
Status: Available – see Price List

 

 

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NOSTALGIA PERIOD

Executed 2014-2015
Paintings by Karen & Tony Barone based on drawings of
Karen by Tony done in the 1980’s and 1990’s

 

MADEMOISELLE COCO
“LAST ONE OUT OF L.A. TURN OFF THE LIGHTS” ©MMXIV
Oil on Canvas, 60″H x 120″W x 2″D
Status: Available – see Price List

 

StraightShooter2015

“STRAIGHT SHOOTER, NO NONSENSE, GIDDY-UP-GIRL” ©MMXV
Oil on Canvas, 48″ H x 60″ W
Status: Available – see Price List

 

ScarletWoman2015

“Scarlet Woman” ©MMXV
Oil on Canvas, 48”H x 36”W (left canvas) – 48”H x 22”W (right canvas)
Status: Available – see Price List

 

Pre-Raphaelite2015

“PRE-RAPHAELITE KAREN ©MMXV
Oil on Canvas, 48″ H x  60″ W
Status: Available – see Price List

 

 

Ice Princess
“ICE PRINCESS”
©MMXIV

Oil on Canvas, 48″H x 60″W x 1 1/2″D
Status: Available – see Price List

 

BIRDS OF A FEATHER

“BIRDS OF A FEATHER” ©MMXIV
Oil on Canvas, 48″H x 60″W x 1 1/2″D
Status: Available – see Price List

We R Watching U
“WE R WATCHING U” ©MMXIV
Oil on Canvas, 48″H x 120″W x 1 1/2″D (Hung flat)
Corner Installation: 48″H x 84″W x 37 1/2″ D
Status: Available – see Price List

 

absenianqueenrust

“POP ART DIVA” ©MMXIII
Oil on Canvas: (shown above) 48’H X 120″W (hung flat)

Corner Installation (shown below): 48″H x 48″W (left canvas ) 48″H x 72″W (right canvas) 
Status: Available – see Price List

POP ART DIVA corner installation

 


Pink Retro Fork
“WITH MONEY YOU GET HONEY”
©MMXIII

Oil on Canvas, 48″H x 120″W x 1 1/2″D (Hung flat)
Corner Installation: 48″H x 72″W (left) 48″H x 48″W (right)
Status: Available – see Price List

 

MADEMOISELLE COCO

barone-can-of-worms-flat

“IT’S LIKE OPENING A CAN OF GUMMY WORMS” ©MMXIII
Oil on Canvas, 48″H x 106″W x 1 1/2″D (Hung flat)
Corner Installation: 48″H x 72″W x 37 1/2″ D
Status: Available – see Price List

 

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“THE QUEEN’S PUDDING”

“THE QUEEN’S PUDDING” consists of 7 canvases, each 4 feet tall. When hung side by side butted together for exhibition it reaches an overall width of 54 feet. The concept idea was triggered by a legendary story about Queen Victoria. The Queen was served a pudding sooooo delicious she decreed it be brought forward (like sourdough bread) and served each day. The tradition seems to have weathered time.

 

Six of the canvases are 8ft. wide and one, “FOR SALE – BABY SHOES” is 6ft wide. Like slices from a loaf of bread, they may be consumed (acquired) individually like toast, or in pairs, like a sandwich, etc. The subject and the narrative of each canvas is unique. However, the Barone palette is consistent throughout. The backgrounds of each painting shifts to the right and carries over into the next painting, Although not all the canvases are still available for acquisition, under agreement with the buyers, the pieces are available on loan for exhibition.

 

hugs
“The Queen’s Pudding”
series 2010 to 2012

“More is Never Enough”, 2010, Painting #1, O/C, 48″ x 96″
©MMXII Karen & Tony Barone
Status: Available – see Price List


hugs
“The Queen’s Pudding”
series 2010 to 2012

“Dada Daddy”, 2010, Painting #2, O/C, 48″ x 96″
©MMX Karen & Tony Barone
Status: Available – see Price List


Abyssinian_Princess(1)
“The Queen’s Pudding”
series 2010 to 2012

“Breakfast at Epiphany”, 2011, Painting #3, O/C, 48″ x 96″
©MMXI Karen & Tony Barone
Status: Available – see Price List

 

 

absenianqueenrust
“The Queen’s Pudding”
series 2010 to 2012

“Cash is King and Elvis Has Left The Building”, 2011, Painting #4, O/C, 48″ x 96″
©MMXI Karen & Tony Barone
Status: In a private collection

 

Mastger Krisel
“The Queen’s Pudding”
series 2010 to 2012

“Tango in Paradise”, 2011, Painting #5, O/C, 48″ x 96″
©MMXI Karen & Tony Barone
Status: Available – see Price List

 

 

Master Cody
“The Queen’s Pudding”
series 2010 to 2012

“For Sale – Baby Shoes”, 2012, Painting #6, O/C, 48″ x 72″
©MMXI Karen & Tony Barone
Status: Available – see Price List

 


sweetyfinal
“The Queen’s Pudding”
series 2010 to 2012

“The End of One Idea…the Beginning of Another”, 2012, Painting #7, O/C, 48″ x 96″
©MMXI Karen & Tony Barone
Status: Available – see Price List

Abyssinian_Princess(1)

“WUTZ BETTER PASTA ORE $EX” ©MMXI
Oil on Canvas, 84″H x 84″W x 1 1/2″D
Status: Available – see Price List

 

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