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Robots Playing Poker

John Long's avatar John Long

"Robots Playing Poker" is a commissioned work for a patron who asked me to combine his love of old-school robots with an element of kitsch. The work was inspired by the 1903 painting "A Friend In Need" from the famous Brown & Bigelow "Dogs Playing Poker" series of paintings. It depicts a poker game at R2-D2's house, with the B-9 robot from Lost in Space, the red Rock 'Em Sock 'Em robot, and Robbie the Robot of Forbidden Planet fame playing poker with a younger generation of robots; Marvin from the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Bugdroid from Google Android, along with Stubby and Pod042 from video game Nier: Automata. The original painting is NOT FOR SALE. Prints or posters may be sold after ArtPrize if a sufficient number of people express interest in purchasing a copy. Please contact me through http://www.johnlong-art.com if interested.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1 inch
  • Medium: Watercolor on paper
  • Width: 28 inches
  • Year created: 2017
  • Height: 18 inches