Culture Of Time: How Paul Newman's Daytona Inspired This Teenager's Painting


"Wunderkind watch enthusiast and painter Evan Sharma used his post-Zoom-school hours to launch a fine-art auction to raise funds for kids affected by COVID-19.

It's the eyes that grab you. They're arresting. Hypnotic. They're unmistakably Paul Newman's, even without the actor's famous Windex blue. In this portrait, an acrylic on canvas by Evan Sharma, a 1960s-era Newman wears a suit and tie set against a red corona overlaid with a floating crown. As any watch enthusiast can see, the floating crown, stylistically evocative of Marc Chagall or Jean-Michel Basquiat, happens to be the brand raiment of Rolex."

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