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Marlon Brando, Indian Motorcycle, Polish Flag, Babka, Pop Culture, Pop Art, Contemporary Art

Grandma Andryc Originals: 'Sophisticated Primitive' Contemporary Folk Art Pop

"Many artists assume alter-egos. For Marcel Duchamp, it was Rose Selavy (translated in English to “Eros, that is life”), and for German surrealist Max Ernst it was a bird named “Loplop.”  For Michael Andryc, it’s his Polish grandmother.  Michael is a self-proclaimed “sophisticated primitive artist” (yes, he acknowledges the inherent irony of such a title). He admits that as a child he was “deathly afraid” of his Babka Anna Andryc, in part because she spoke a foreign language in a time when “no one wanted to talk about their origins before coming to America,” and because she was a woman more tenacious than the era allowed . . . .'  She was such a strong woman—married three times—something which was unheard of in those days. One husband even mysteriously disappeared.'  Now Michael enjoys hiding behind her in his paintings, traveling with her on outlandish adventures."


- Oli Robbins, Arts Editor, Bernalillo Signpost, 2016

Left:  Riding with Brando (My Grandmother and The Wild One)


Original Acrylic Paintings:  

Please contact Michael Andryc directly to receive an estimate of the cost 

of shipping/handling to your address.

From Allusion to Illusion via Parody . . .

Dinner with Andy at the Nighthawk Café 

(After Edward Hopper)

Acrylic on Canvas, Gallery Wrapped, 30" x 48"

Available


Acrylic on Canvas, Gallery Wrapped, 

30" x 48"

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Grandma's Opinion 

of the Information Superhighway

Acrylic on Paper, 15" x 21.5", Custom-Framed to 26" x 33"

Available




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The Abbey Road Expedition 

(My Grandmother Leading Others in Search of a Little Help from the Beatles... 

in These Hard Times)

Acrylic on Paper, 22" x 29", Custom-Framed to 33" x 39"

Available


Acrylic on Paper, 22" x 29", 

Custom-Framed to 33" x 39" 

Inquire

Modigliani Painting My Grandmother

with a Plate of Pierogies

Acrylic on Canvas, Gallery Wrapped, 36" x 24"

Available


Acrylic on Canvas, Gallery Wrapped, 

30" x 48"

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Dancing on a Cloud

Acrylic on Paper, 20.5" x 14.5", 

Custom-Framed to 31.5" x 24.5"

(SOLD)





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My Grandmother and Bob Dylan 

Singing a Duet

Acrylic on Masonite, Hand-Framed, 34" x 22"

Available


Acrylic on Paper, 22" x 29", 

Custom-Framed to 33" x 39" 

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Andryc's Grandmother 

(After James McNeill Whistler)

Acrylic on Canvas, Gallery Wrapped, 18" x 24"

Available


Acrylic on Canvas, Gallery Wrapped, 

30" x 48"

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The Two Babkas (After Frida Kahlo)

Acrylic on Canvas, Gallery Wrapped, 30" x 40"

Available





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Angle Babka Silencing the Scream

(After Edvard Munch)

Acrylic on Wood Panel, 20" x 16"

Available


Acrylic on Paper, 22" x 29", 

Custom-Framed to 33" x 39" 

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My Grandmother Having Walked through the Valley of the Shadow of Death

Acrylic on Canvas, Gallery Wrapped, 48" x 24"

Available


Acrylic on Canvas, Gallery Wrapped, 

30" x 48"

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My Grandmother Walking on Water

Acrylic on Paper, 13.5" x 10", 

Matted & Framed to 23.5" x 19.5"

Available





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The Sleeping Babka (After Henri Rousseau)

Acrylic on Paper, 10" x 13.5",

 Matted and Framed to 19.5" x 23.5"

(SOLD)


Acrylic on Paper, 22" x 29", 

Custom-Framed to 33" x 39" 

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Grandma with Big Eyes 

(With Apologies to Margaret Keane)

Acrylic on Wood Panel, 16" x 20"

Available


Acrylic on Canvas, Gallery Wrapped, 

30" x 48"

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The Apparition (Angel Babka Restoring Life to My Friend and Companion, Precious, 

the Boston Terrier)

Acrylic on Canvas, Gallery Wrapped, 24" x 30"

(Not For Sale)




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Grandma and the Village

(A Tribute to Marc Chagall)

Acrylic on Canvas, Gallery Wrapped, 24" x 20"

Available



Acrylic on Paper, 22" x 29", 

Custom-Framed to 33" x 39" 

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Riding with Brando 

(My Grandmother with The Wild One)

Acrylic on Canvas, Gallery Wrapped, 24" x 30"

Available


Acrylic on Canvas, Gallery Wrapped, 

30" x 48"

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Stirring It Up 

(My Grandmother and Bob Marley)

Acrylic on Paper, 10" x 13", Framed to 19" x 23"

Available



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The 90-Year Itch

(My Grandmother in Hollywood)

Acrylic on Paper, 13" x 10", Framed to 27" x 23.25"

Available



Acrylic on Paper, 22" x 29", 

Custom-Framed to 33" x 39" 

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My Grandmother Berating

General George Armstrong Custer

Acrylic on Wood, 30" x 24"

Available


Acrylic on Canvas, Gallery Wrapped, 

30" x 48"

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My Grandmother Trying To Convince the Dutch Masters that Smoking Is Bad for Their Health (After Rembrandt)

Acrylic on Wood, 18.5" x 29"

Available



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My  Grandmother in the Desert 

Casting Out Demons

Acrylic on Wood, 28" x 18"

Available



Acrylic on Paper, 22" x 29", 

Custom-Framed to 33" x 39" 

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Self-Portrait with Backwards Arm

(Sophisticated Primitive Polish Surrealism)

Acrylic on Paper,  14.5" x 11", Framed to 23" x 19"

Available


Acrylic on Canvas, Gallery Wrapped, 

30" x 48"

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Good Grandma/Bad Grandma

Acrylic on Masonite, 21.5" x 17.5"

Available



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Selling My Own Grandmother

Acrylic on Wood, 24" x 18"

Available



Acrylic on Paper, 22" x 29", 

Custom-Framed to 33" x 39" 

Inquire

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