We have this great original, Le Soleil est Jaune, by Tennessee Loveless, that is featured in the book "The Art of Tennessee Loveless: The Mickey Mouse Ten x Ten x Ten Contemporary Pop Art Series.
From Tennessee about Le Soleil est Jaune:
I’ve never been one to throw caution to the wind. It most cases when I throw anything into the wind, it generally flies back into my face. I say this, as I’m pressing the purchase button for my trip back to Paris. Still my language skills are of a 1 year old child, but surely my skills are increasing with time. It’s incredibly hard to continue on a path with a language when nobody around you speaks it. In the meantime I spend my time infusing it into my work.
My reasons for returning to Paris are to complete the destination (city series) portion involving both Paris and London this year for this project. On top of that, I’m generally trying to establish some sort of relevance and public relations in Europe regarding my work with Disney, which … much like learning the language is coming slowly but surely.
This is the 3rd and last part of the French collection in the “Around The World Series”. The formula to these pieces is that they connect on a language AND pigment level. All three pieces can function as a standalone concept, but put them together,and combine into this multifaceted collection of language and color.
Series Number: No. 23
Title: L’Herbe Est Verte
Face: PG/PY SPRING GREEN VARIATION
Background: PB36 BLUE // PY PRIMARY YELLOW
Series Number: No. 28
Title: Le Ciel Est Bleu
Face: PB36 BLUE VARIATION with Pw6 TITANIUM WHITE
Background: PG/PY SPRING GREEN // PY PRIMARY YELLOW
Series Number: No. 29
Title: Le Soleil Est Jaune
Face: PY PRIMARY YELLOW // FLUOR CHARTREUSE
Background: PG/PY SPRING GREEN // PB26 BLUE
All of these pieces connect with the same colors in the background and one time usage in the face of each portrait. This is a communication piece in relaying my understanding of color in a color deficient world, slowly but surely understanding HOW color works by its language and formula, while simultaneously learning a foreign language .. and the similarity between two learning processes.