“Janus” (ca. 1985)
by Barry Winsor-Smith (1949-)
24 x 24 in., pastel on paper
Coppola Collection

I am a triple-lucky damned dog to have picked this up, many many! moons ago. A BWS original of a mythological sort of portrait. I have called this Janus, but it was untitled. And it thousands of times more stunning in person. You may resume normal breathing.

I contacted the BWS studio in 2016 to see if I could get any more info on this piece. The gracious and fast reply, in return:

Dear Brian,
Thanks for contacting us.
Your original is a 1980s chalk drawing that Mr. Windsor-Smith did for the pleasure of it and not for any distinct purpose. We hope you’ve enjoyed it all these years.

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