Days of the Dead: Anthony Priolo’s Skull Paintings

Thursday, November 3, 2011

The AvenueInsider loves us a good skull whether on a scarf (McQueen please), a pillow or a canvas. So a day after the Mexican holiday The Day of the Dead (where we could gobble sugar skulls for 24 hours straight), we are celebrating the work of young artist Anthony Priolo.

Priolo’s skulls don many hats from Mickey Mouse ears to big bows to sailor caps and each one makes us feel cheery, not deathly. “For most of these paintings I wanted to represent people who die for their job or dedicate their entire lives to their job,” Priolo tells us.

We feel like we need to hang one right above our desk – and of course our skull would be wearing a bow tie and a wide grin.


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