Piece description from the artist
Painting of a closeup of a tiny plastic bear keychain, bought from a coin-operated vending machine for 25 cents. One of a series of paintings, entitled "The Bears".
LJ Lindhurst is a self-taught realist painter who was born in Antonia, Missouri, and currently lives in Brooklyn, New York. LJ has had several recent solo exhibitions at places including Mad Art in St. Louis and Gawker HQ in New York City. She has also been a part of many group exhibitions, such as WNYC's Dialogue of Art (NYC), the Fort Wayne Museum of Art (Fort Wayne, Indiana), General Electric Headquarters (Stamford, Connecticut), the Pelham Arts Center (Pelham, New York), and the Butler Institute of American Art (Youngstown, OH).
LJ was also featured on the cover of Overflow magazine’s Spring 2012 issue and was the Artist's Spotlight in the May 2012 issue of Professional Artist Magazine.