1992, 72″ x 108″, acrylic on canvas
A Gentleman of Leisure
When you need a laugh, you can always count on Eddie. Maybe that’s why I decided to paint his serious side as he classed up the Hollywood Video in Hollywood, Oregon (in Portland). This 6 ft. tall x 9 ft. wide mural made a powerful presence as Eddie watched over the store from the store’s check-out counter.
I keep telling people I’ll make movies until I’m fifty and then I’ll go and do something else. I’m going to be a professional gentleman of leisure.— Eddie Murphy