Coming to America

Medium: Acrylic paints & colored pencils on gessoed board
Size: 30 x 40
Year 1988

Coming to America reunited star Eddie Murphy with director John Landis. The two had previously worked together on the comedy hit Trading Places (1983); however, Landis later recalled the differences in working with Murphy on the two movies: "The guy on Trading Places was young and full of energy and curious and funny and fresh and great. The guy on Coming to America was the pig of the world – the most unpleasant, arrogant, bullshit entourage...just an asshole."


© Copyright Paramount Pictures 1988