Monday, October 28, 2019

ACEO Clown Portrait #145 "Le Clown Boboss"

ACEO Clown #145  "Le Clown Boboss" (Louis Burlet)
acrylic on paper,  
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2019

The latest ACEO clown portrait #145 is  "Le Clown Boboss" (Louis Burlet) from Lagny-sur-Mame, France. He has been in the TV show business since 1968. In the early 80's he performed at Cirque d'Hiver Bouglione and circus Pinder-Jean-Richard. He is a puppeteer juggler on unicycle, balancing, musician singer, dancer. He is still performing at Cirque Franconi in Torcy, Paris.



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Friday, October 25, 2019

ACEO Clown Portrait #144 "Rocco the Clown"

ACEO Clown #144  "Rocco the Clown" (Rocco Paris)
acrylic on paper,  
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2019

ACEO clown portrait #144 is inspired by a very unique and talented clown "Rocco the Clown"  (Rocco Paris) from US. He is a Clown, Mime, Stilt Walker, Balloon Twister, Juggler, Face Painter, Puppeteer, Clown Teacher. He graduated from the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown College. He has been clowning around more than 30 years. He toured with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, Circo Americano, Kinoshita Circus. Performed in theme parks, theaters, cruise ships, TV and video productions. Rocco the Clown is performing at the Circus Circus in Las Vegas, NV. Visit his facebook page to see his recent news.

Rocco the Clown

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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

ACEO Clown Portrait #143 "Mungo the Clown /Smilemaker"

ACEO Clown #143 "Mungo the Clown /Smilemaker"
acrylic on paper,  
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2019

ACEO clown portrait #143 is inspired by a sweet and wonderful clown "Mungo the Clown /Smilemaker" aka Mark Hurlin Shelton from Cape Town, South Africa. Mungo is performing about 28 years as a professional clown, making children laugh and smile, as a magician, juggler and balloon artist in kids birthdays. He began his evolution into clowning whilst backpacking Europe,back in the 1980s and was inspired by the street clowns that he watched at the Avignon festival, and from then on, knew exactly what he wanted to do with the rest of his life. Mungo received Circus training under Keith Anderson during the nineties where he learned Trapeze, Stilts, Trampoline etc and he has also taught himself a unicycle, but prefers to clown around with his feet on the ground. To see his recent events and pictures visit his facebook page

Mungo and the happy kids

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Monday, October 21, 2019

ACEO Clown Portrait #142 "Emma la clown" aka Meriem Menant


ACEO Clown #142 "Emma la clown" aka Meriem Menant
acrylic on paper,  
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2019

ACEO clown portrait #142 is inspired by a very unique and talented "Emma la clown" aka Meriem Menant from Le Petit-Quevilly, France. She studied at the Jacques Lecoq International Theater School in Paris. After her studies, in 1991 she created clown character "Emma la clown" a visual and musical clown duet with Gaetano Lucido, a duo who they tour in Europe for 4 years. They separate, and Emma the clown starts solo in 1995, she turns her numbers in cabaret, festivals, first parties (Buffo and Anne Sylvestre). in 2018: Emma the Clown played at "Ze Big Great Music" , with a trio of musicians classics. For more info see her website.

"Emma la clown" (Photo by Emilie Sion)

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Friday, October 11, 2019

ACEO Clown Portrait #141 "Enrichetto" Enrico Fumagalli

ACEO Clown #141 "Enrichetto" Enrico Fumagalli
acrylic on paper,  
2 ½” x 3 ½” (64 x 89 mm), 2019
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ACEO clown portrait #141 is homage to "Enrichetto" Enrico Fumagalli, the father of Fumagalli brothers I recently painted. Enrico Fumagalli didn't come from a circus background, he was an Austrian of Jewish descent, he had left his hometown of Gratz when the Nazi came to power, and took refuge in Italy. There he worked as a clown under the name of Enrico ("Enrichetto") Fumagalli with Circo Liana, Nando e Rinaldo Orfei, which was until the 1970s one of the major postwar Italian circuses, and other circuses. Like many Italian clowns, Enrico Fumagalli appeared in Federico Fellini's movie, I Clowns (1970), and then he retired from performing. I watched this movie recently again to see him. He was at the end of the movie on the funeral/chase scene. Have a great weekend!

from Federico Fellini's movie, I Clowns (1970)

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