"This is a classic poker piece with a twist. The heart has been left out of the King of Hearts card. The inspiration for this was a program I saw on the Discovery Channel about Nero, the emperor who let Rome burn down. The king is always the guy without a heart because he has to rule, so I decided to paint a king without a heart. If you looked below the “K” on the card, there was no heart. I had received so many complaints about the missing heart that I put it back in—every king in every other piece has a heart. If you follow the smoke from the cigar, it circles and swirls around the cards, then leads you back to the chips. The chips are arranged in a way that brings you back to the cigar, so it’s kind of a circular path." ~ Michael Godard
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Michael Godard is known as the explosive “Rockstar of the Art World” and global top selling artist!
His world of art invites us to see his lighthearted perspective, surrounding us with animated olives, grapes, and dancing strawberries. His unique portrayal of fun is an exciting combination of imagination and subtle humor, evoking the creative side in “Olive” us. He has redefined art as we know it and, of course, given it a punch line.
His paintings are thought provoking and full of enigmatic illusion. They show pain, love, conflict, and success, making people smile, laugh, reminisce, and exclaim, “Oh My God..ard!”
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