Thursday, December 5, 2019

ACEO Clown Portrait #151 "Maurin Rossi"

ACEO Clown Portrait #151 "Maurin Rossi"
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2019

ACEO Clown Portrait #151 is inspired by a genuin clown "Maurin Rossi"  (Hector) from Loano, Italy.  He has been working in the circus world since 1957 with his clown brother Yann Rossi.  (Les Rossyann) He learnt music, balance and juggling by his father Pierre Rossi, as well as balancing and juggling with his mother Achertine Caroli Rossi. He plays accordion, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, accordion, ocarina, guitar ... More curious musical jacket musical bell including saw. Visit his fb page 

"Maurin Rossi"  (photo by John Trygve Tollefsen)

work in progress

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Sunday, December 1, 2019

ACEO Clown Portrait #150 "Joanes"

ACEO Clown Portrait #150 "Joanes"
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2019

 ACEO Clown Portrait #150 is inspired by  a very talented Clown Joanes from Bourgogne, France.  After 16 years performing in circuses and travelling 12 countries, Joanes started to his one man show "On Air". His character is very picturesque and funny one character entirely.  His skills are  juggling, acrobatics, tap dance, concertina and more... Currently he is working in famous Circus Bouglione, Belgium till 8th of December 2019. His instagram is @clownjoanes

Clown Joanes

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Friday, November 29, 2019

ACEO Clown Portrait #149 "Coco"

ACEO Clown Portrait #149 "Coco"
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2019

ACEO Clown Portrait #149 is a homage to "Coco"  Nicolai Poliakoff from Riga, Latvia (1923 -2009) .  He was a professional circus clown for nearly 80 years. COCO is a third generation Russian circus clown, who achieved his fame in England where the family came while he was a youth.  He was associated wit the Bertam Mills and Billy Smart Circuses in England, which later included tours of Europe. He came to the U.S. in 1953 to work for a limited time with the Mills Brothers Circus, before returning to England. COCO later joined Ringling Brothers, Barnum & Bailey Circus 8 years.  He developed several classic clown routines. He later became an independent working clown, sometimes acting as an advance performer with similar shows. 

Coco

Coco is performing

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Thursday, November 28, 2019

ACEO Clown Portrait #148 Ibnu Mahdiansyah

ACEO Clown Portrait #148 Ibnu Mahdiansyah
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2019

 ACEO Clown portrait #148 is inspired by a very talented young clown Ibnu Mahdiansyah from Jakarta, Indonesia. Ibnu has been clowning since 2006. When he first started, clowning was hobby for him and later on it became his permanent job. He loves clowning and he says "he is born to be a clown". His specialties are acrobat, mime, ventriloquist, kids magician,stilt walker, bubble man, man in balloon. You can visit his instagram at @ibnu_mahdiansyahhh

Ibnu Mahdiansyah

work in progress

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

ACEO Clown Portrait #147 "Grandma" aka Barry Lubin

ACEO Clown Portrait #147 "Grandma" aka  Barry Lubin 
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2019

ACEO Clown portrait #147 is inspired by a very famous clown "Grandma" Aka Barry Lubin from Ventnor City, NJ, US. Barry Lubin trained at Ringling Bros. and performed in EU and US circuses more than 30 years. Barry Lubin was inducted into the International Clown Hall of Fame in 2002, and the Sarasota Ring of Fame in 2012, the highest honor in American Circus. He was at International Circus Festival of Monte-Carlo in 2008, where he received the Bellini Award. He created his famous persona "Grandma" where he worked at Big Apple Circus for about 25 years. He wrote a book called "Tall Tales of A Short Clown". You can watch this interview and see how he can spit water on YouTube 


"Grandma"

work in progress

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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

ACEO Clown Portrait #146 "Bello Nock"

ACEO Clown #146  "Bello Knock"
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2019

ACEO Clown portrait #146 is inspired by a famous American clown "Bello Knock" ( Dimitrios Alexandros Claudio Nock ) from Sarasota, Florida, US. He is seventh generation of a circus performer and his family origins come from Switzerland's Circus Nock in the 18th century. He is clowning around more than 40 years! He began performing at age three, playing the baby on the burning house in Disney on Parade's "Dumbo's Circus". At age six, he played Michael Darling in the touring version of Peter Pan with Cathy Rigby. He performed his family's trademark sway pole act at the age of 15. He performed at New York's Big Apple Circus in 2000.  In 2001, he joined Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus as their headliner. In 2011, Bello won the prestigious Gold Clown at the International Circus Festival of Monte-Carlo. For more info about him visit his website https://bellonock.com/

Bello Nock


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