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Bull at Topsfield Fair
Jon Corbino

oil paint canvas

Currently on view at Mint Museum--UPTOWN

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Morris Speizman

Few artists enjoyed capturing the energy and excitement—and sometimes the tragedy—of life in America as much as Jon Corbino. His paintings depict fairs, circuses, parties, and even floods, earthquakes and skirmishes, in the figurative style preferred by his fellow painters of the American scene. The primary subject of The Mint Museum’s painting is the containment of a bull that has gotten loose at a fair. Yet equally as engaging is the way in which Corbino has recorded the wide range of reactions that this event has provoked in the fairgoers, even relieving the potentially dangerous outcome of such an event with the inclusion of the naked bottom of an infant who is being swept out of the bull’s path by its mother.

Accession Number: 1955.5


height: 37.75 inches
width: 47.75 inches

Copyright Information:
NEPL Mint signed nonexclusive license with Marcia Corbino 2009; license requires no distribution to third parties (even press) without permission; no product use; must provide copy of any printed materials to copyright holder

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