“TICO” (40-F50)

Artist: JP Whiting
Collection: First 50
Medium/Material: Alcohol ink on fiberboard
Created: August 2018
Dimensions: 39 3/8″ x 23 5/8 ” x 1 3/8 ”
Weight: 14 lbs 2 oz
Layout: Vertical
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Status: Sold


Story: Her brother opened an incredible salsa bar in Tamarindo. The deep oranges and vibrant purples filled the tall and narrow turn-of-the-century building into a dancing energy unto itself. Gold detailed fabric draped parts of the ceilings and walls and red lanterns offset the perfect light. The cocktails were local, smooth and delicious, like everything in Tamarindo. “Tico” is slang for Costa Rican man.

Room photo courtesy of Anne Sage.