"Rickshaw Puller: The Buddha of Starvation" -- inspired by the "Fasting Buddha," a second or third-century sculpture in the Central Museum of Lahore, Pakistan. In the 1970s, while watching the evening news with Walter Cronkite, who reported such things as the fourteen elderly Americans who died of starvation in Miami, I remember vividly feeling that Walter Cronkite himself felt also the tragedy of a 24-year-old man who died of starvation while pulling a rickshaw in India to earn a living.

A generation later, with the homogenization of the First and Third Worlds through Globalization, I read in The New Yorker, March 20, 2006, that the Indian and Chinese entrepreneurs are joining those of the US and EU in buying contemporary art at Sotheby's and Christie's auctions. The article, "The Alchemist" by John Colapinto, characterizes an auctioneer, Tobias Meyer, by the term which once referred to the courageous mystics of the West. This modern alchemist turns on the greed of acquisition in these newly rich, who have everything they want except nobility. He turns their gold into leaden taste for art he decrees to be "amazing," and spins the illusion that they may participate in creativity as the producers of the material world. Original oil painting is 24 X 36 " or 60 X 90 cms. Note that the size-ratio is 3:2

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9” (22.5 cm.) x 6” (15 cm.) $75.00 unlimited edition
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18” (45 cm.) x 12” (30 cm.) $195.00 900 copies in edition
27” (68 cm.) x 18” (45 cm.) $375.00 500 copies in edition
36” (90 cm.) x 24” (60 cm.) $750.00 350 copies in edition

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