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In the Garden, 2014, Limited edition 1/3, powdered coated aluminum, 13 1/2 x 21 x 7 1/2 inches.

O. Ascanio Gallery’s exhibition The Joy of Living is a retrospective on Jorge Blanco’s (b. 1945)  unconventional career as an illustrator, humorist, sculptor and public artist. The Joy of Living includes watercolors of Blanco’s celebrated comic strip, The Castaway, and a variety of his illustrations for children’s books. Collectible sculptures constitute the majority of the exhibition, with artworks of diverse sizes on display as well as Blanco’s most recent furniture design. Combined with a variety of historical media, these sculptures illuminate Jorge’s distinctive language, which comments the meaning of life through vibrant and simple forms. This retrospective celebrates the remarkable character of Jorge Blanco’s joyful and accessible artwork. Blanco has completed 26 public sculptures in cities around the world, 19 in the United States, 3 in Japan, 1 in Uruguay and 2 in Caracas, Venezuela. His work has received multiple awards, most recently the DCOTA Stars of Design Award in 2013. 


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For more information on the work of Jorge Blanco contact the gallery at info@oascaniogallery.com.