Rye Not, 2019
Acrylic & Graphite on Canvas
36 x 36 x 1.5 in
Signed on Lower Right
Composed as a love letter to Palm Springs, “P.S. I Love You” captures the artist’s fondness for the iconic destination lodged in the stylish Mid-Century Modern design. Popularized in the 1930s as a fashionable getaway for the Hollywood elite, the human-built utopia has become a haven for creatives lured to the vast desert as an artistic escape and source for inspiration. The open and elemental landscape serves as a limitless canvas to project fantasies onto. Illustrating the surreal and alluring nature of the oasis, Gay Jr. surrounds saturated scenes of leisure with monochromatic dreamlike markings in admiration for a city notorious for nurturing self-expression.
“Palm Springs inspires me to be creative in every way. In all its glory, I want to celebrate this beautiful place that I love. This is the story of how the city–which I consider to be a work of art and world treasure–makes me feel.” –Serge Gay Jr.
Learn more about Serge Gay Jr. and his graphic realistic paintings.
Artwork is ready to hang on the wall; hanging wire is secured on the back (nail and hook needed; 20 lb picture hanger advised). Dust with a microfiber cloth to clean.