This is Baltimore imagined as the iconic painting "Starry Night" painted by Vincent Van Gogh in 1889. This version, "Natty Van Gogh" is a print of an original oil painting created with love in 2016 by me: Baltimore-based artist and owner of Night Owl Gallery, Beth-Ann Wilson. Depicted is the Baltimore skyline at night with the iconic winking Natty Boh neon as a beacon in the night. Mr. Boh is the mascot of National Bohemian beer, a ubiquitous local favorite.
These prints are professionally printed on 100% acid-free paper by a local printer. Each piece is reinforced with a backer-board and is nestled securely in a cellophane sleeve- both also acid-free. There will be no "nightowlgallery" watermark on the shipped product. This is the perfect addition to your Baltimore-themed art collection!
'“This morning I saw the countryside from my window a long time before sunrise, with nothing but the morning star, which looked very big,” wrote van Gogh to his brother Theo, describing his inspiration for one of his best-known paintings, The Starry Night (1889) The window to which he refers was in the Saint-Paul asylum in Saint-Rémy, in southern France, where he sought respite from his emotional suffering while continuing to make art... Such a combination of visual contrasts was generated by an artist who found beauty and interest in the night, which, for him, was “much more alive and richly colored than the day."' --from Moma.org
I have painted four versions of this painting so far. The original was a piece commissioned by a collector. The second is the version that I have had reproduced and am offering here. As everyone's computer monitors and mobile devices are different there may be a slight variation in color as compared to your computer screen. Colors have been painstakingly matched in the printing process and are as true as possible to the original. Enjoy!
Prints are also available for purchase at the gallery.
Image copyright 2016 - 2017 Night Owl LLC // Beth-Ann Wilson