Title: Who Knows: Portrait of Whoopi Goldberg
Material: Oil on canvas
“Everything for me is visual. That’s just how my head works.” — Whoopi Goldberg
This commission shows Whoopi Goldberg in Brando’s “Wild One” pose, with Johnny’s trophy replaced with Whoopi’s Oscar and his jacket changed to The Color Purple. The “x” motifs play multiple roles, as clouds, stars, patches and plan views of the NYC projects she strove to put behind her.