Day Dreams


Mixed Media

91.4 x 121.9 cm (36 x 48 in.)

Day Dreams narrates the morbid reverie of a frail protagonist asleep in an austerely decorated room. A comic-strip bubble popping up out of his head reveals what he is dreaming about: a gun. It is pointing at another figure, who also looks like a comic book character, sitting at his bedside and reading to him. The painting's complex narrative develops further in the background, where another man is also reading.

Day Dreams juxtaposes several materials and levels of meaning. The scene it depicts is a cross between painting and comics. The narrative framework echoes Llyn Foulkes' close ties with Pop Art and recalls The Rape of the Angels or Delivrance, both in the Pinault Collection.

Day Dreams was presented for the first time by the Pinault Collection at the “Untitled, 2020” exhibition at the Punta della Dogana in Venice (2020).