Original Art entitled "Tom with his Pike and his Red Hand"
Work No. 1111 P 1411 - Colored pencil and charcoal on Canson paper
21 X 29,7 cm / 8,27 X 11,69 inches
Gamsen, February 2013
Price: $ 1 ,400 without frame but including a red hand print of this marvelous boy, Tom
Muse Artist Tomé Thomas Etzensperger relates his story about this work:
"I met Tom at the small island in the Staffellake in Bavaria, when he just succeeded in fishing this beautiful pike. Meeting this boy was like meeting the real Tom Sawyer for me. He was very proud of his catch, but although he knew me only for such a short time, he gave me his fish as a present! That was REALLY magnanimous!
I have drawn him then with his pike as a little 'thank you'.
He gave me, as an addition, a print of his red hand."
The Red Hand is the international symbol of the United Nations against the abuse of children as child soldiers. Worldwide, there are still about 250 ,000 child soldiers.
Tomé continues, "I have NEVER before offered for sale a drawing of my MANY "Red Hand Kids" as I feature them in exhibitions for fundraising. But it touched me so that this little boy gave away so freeheartedly his pike that I decided to also offer this drawing of him and will give as a donation half of the money of the price to the 'Colored Circle Therapies' providing help for very sick children."