Fruits under arrest (2006) (sold)
commissioned piece for a head of police. She wanted me to paint her Walther PK but couldn't give me the weapon for safety reasons so I had to paint it after a reference photo. Then I took a banana to hold the fruit under arrest because I lacked the actual gun and it's too difficult to get the angles right in this specific position, resulting in this surrealistic view.
Oil on wood panel (60 x 100 x 1 cm)
Artist: Corné Akkers