Portraits of King Kong by Walter Ford at Paul Kasmin Gallery

NEW YORK—Just inside the Paul Kasmin Gallery there is a room dominated by enormous images of King Kong. The amazing watercolor portraits by Walter Ford were inspired by the 1933 movie and are actually so life-like they look like film stills. The exhibit, “I Don’t Like to Look at Him, Jack, it Makes Me Think of That Awful Day on the Island,” includes nine works on display for the first time. In addition to the gorilla series, there are six Audubon-style paintings that feature monkeys. The show is on display from Nov. 3 to Dec. 23, 2011.

From left, “It Makes Me Think of That Awful Day” 2011, and “On the Island” 2011 (both watercolor, gouache, ink and pencil on paper mounted on aluminum panel) | Photo by Arts Observer

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