Child's Play by Ricardo E. Martinez - 9 1/2 x 13 inches Signed ani art academy academic realist american boxes life game toy
Ricardo E. Martinez
B. 1991

Child's Play

Charcoal and pastel on paper
9 1/2 x 13 inches

Child's Play portrays the gamble of the world market in a light-hearted fashion using children's toys. The toy blocks form an acronym for the New York Stock Exchange, while a raging bull sits on top of this leaning tower. The fake money, houses, cars, and dice further illustrate how life can seem like a juvenile game, especially after the most recent economic crisis.

The artist
Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc., New York City