Pictured: A view of Shawn Huckins's Denver studio
"I was sort of challenged by my cousin that I couldn’t really paint faces, so I started to practice doing the portraits," the gay visual artist explains. "One of my rejected paintings got slipped underneath a tracing paper that had the acronym L-O-L on it. I just thought the contrast was really striking."
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"James Beard, The Fuck"
"James Beard, The Fuck" in detail
"Abe Hashtag Huh"
"Colonel Julius Andrews Extended What"
"Boatmen on the Missouri"
"A Mississippi Boat Man, To Dante - Ride Me, Bite Me, and Slap Me"
"Gentleman Wearing A Top Hat and Eye Patch"
"The Writing Master, Laughing Out Loud Laughing Out Loud"
"Fur Traders Descending The Missouri"
"Ulysses S Grant Hashtag Um"
"A Concealed Enemy"
"Cornelius C. Kenney, Here Like"