Michael C. Thorpe

Octoberfest, 2020

Textile, quilting cotton, fabric and thread

38 x 32 inches




Oktoberfest -

"This work depicts this amazing beer store that is on the Brighton Beach located on Coney Island in New York. The best part about this store is that the owner (man depicted) fills up unmarked liter bottles of whatever draft beer you could possibly want. Then you can go about your day enjoying a nice beverage as you scroll on the boardwalk or play in the sand without anyone bothering you about drinking in public. The other thing that this store provides is dried fish. I learned that this is the European version of beef jerky. So, naturally I tried it and it was gross. This is my first work without dealing without facial features. The main reason I didn’t include them is because I don’t personally know the store owner but I remember his beard.."

- Michael C. Thorpe

MICHAEL C. THORPE, Octoberfest

SKU: MT026
  • Michael C. Thorpe

    Based in New York City

    Education : 2016 Emerson College, Boston, MA

    Selected Public Collections: Museum of Fine Arts Boston

    Michael C. Thorpe is a visual artist living and working out of New York, New York, with a primary focus in textiles. His mother, Susan Richards, taught him the art and craft of quilting. Thorpe is exploring the limitations of both social constructs and textiles by combining fabrics, imagery and language to evoke alternative perspectives on the human experience.

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