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IN SPITE OF / "BECAUSE" "we"~IN REAL TIME~ON A _REAL_ TELEVI$ION PROGRAM/PROGRAMME~heard+saw a prominent "international" television "personality" stating [a direct quote of the "international" television personality's _ACTUAL_ televi$ed word$]:  "Rice paper is impossible to paint on the paper goes all goopy on you" _THIS_ _FINE_ ARTIST HAS ALREADY _BEEN_ PAINTING CONTINUALLY ON HAND-MADE JAPANESE RICE PAPER-MADE IN THE USA _NOT_ MADE IN JAPAN-RICE PAPER AND MOST DEFINITELY
_NOT_ MADE IN CHINA-RICE PAPER "since"~get this!~CALENDAR YEAR NINETEEN NINETY-SIX (1996).

FOR ADVICE ON TRUSTWORTHY INSURANCE COMPANIES FOR INSURING Isaac Falconer/Dr Saku Gunasegaram works of art:
This artist is far from "alone" in trusting Amica Insurance Company:          https://www.amica.com/en/maip/contact-us.html          - a small USA Italian immigrant-founded OUTSTANDINGLY HONEST AND TRANSPARENT AND STRAIGHTFORWARD HIGH QUALITY insurance company LOCATED in The USA State of Rhode Island-USA.  "Tell" AMICA (AMICA in addition to being "the name" of a USA insurance company happens to be the Italian word for FRIEND [NOTE: Quakers in the Italian language are called "Quaccheri:"          https://quaccheri.wordpress.com/storia/          ]:          http://dictionary.reverso.net/italian-english/amica%21          ) that YOU "the owner" of AN ORIGINAL Isaac Falconer/Dr Saku Gunasegaram ONE-OF-A-KIND-ORIGINAL+_UNREPRODUCIBLE _WORK_ OF fine art painting/sculpture/installation/the "rare" Limited Edition Artist-Signed PRINT (reproduction) NOT "an original" Isaac Falconer/Dr Saku Gunasegaram) USA/The European UNION/Singapore/The Middle East OWN a work of fine art OUTRIGHT _AND_ that "this artist" Herself told you (the owner) that you (the buyer)  must take insurance out on it BECAUSE ARTISTS THEMSELVES ARE EMINENTLY NOT LIABLE for taking out insurance policies on their own work belonging to others.  PLEASE KNOW:  "This artist" has NO [AS IN _ZERO_] "personal experience" with INSURANCE claims on FINE ART EXCEPT in 1997 (nineteen ninety seven) IN PENNSYLVANIA, USA _AND_ in 2002 (two thousand+two) in Venice, Italy, The European UNION.  The 1995 (nineteen ninety-five) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA-BUYER who COMMISSIONED "this artist" to paint something for him (the OWNER of fine art) in 1995 (nineteen ninety-five) (he passed away in 2007 (in calendar year two thousand+seven) or else "this artist" would SIMPLY tell you ("this reader"/"this inquirer") to call him DIRECTLY) NEVER _ONCE_ ASKED "this artist" about "taking out" ANY insurance policies on fine art~in 1995 (nineteen ninety-five).  He "went" with his own "gut" "instincts" ~"this artist" is "guessing"~and took out a fine art insurance policy~UNBEKNOWNST TO "THIS ARTIST"~NEVER ever ONCE asking "this artist" _PRECISELY_ _HOW_ VALUABLE/NOT VALUABLE her [Eminently Gender-Inclusive Language except in THIS "case" "this artist" _IS_ female!) work IS/IS _NOT_~NOT ONE WORD.  Therefore "when" a drunk driver UNKNOWN BOTH to "the owner" _AND_ to Dr Saku Gunasegaram/Isaac Falconer PHYSICALLY DESTROYED AN ORIGINAL ONE-OF-A-KIND-UNREPRODUCIBLE IN CALENDAR YEAR NINETEEN NINETY-SEVEN (1997)~NOTE ONLY _PART_ OF THE ORIGINAL WORK OF FINE ART~he (the owner) telephoned "this artist"~TOLD "THIS ARTIST" THE FINAL WORD" ON FINE ART VALUE$ _IS_ THE _WORD_ OF "THIS ARTI$T" _HERSELF_ (inclusive Eminently-American-English language _AND_ “in this case” the artist _IS_ Herself+FEMALE :)     [THAT _IS_ "THE PROBLEM ISN'T IT "AFTER ALL"???????????????????????????    ]+"this artist" provided the "valuation"+HIS (the owner's) insurance policy PAID OUTRIGHT for the destroyed work~ZERO QUESTIONS ASKED _IN_ 1997 (in calendar year nineteen ninety-seven).  You ("this reader") can VERY EASILY IMAGINE that The City of Venice Italy, The European UNION, has its "own" "insurance" "resources" and "therefore" can "take good care" of the FIVE ORIGINAL works of FINE ART stolen from an art gallery LOCATED IN VENICE, ITALY, The European UNION in calendar year 2002 (two thousand+two) IN BROAD DAYLIGHT.  The 1995 (nineteen ninety-five) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA-ART BUYER+ART COMMISSIONER who COMMISSIONED "this artist" to paint him a mural "made" "this artist" THINK ~FALSELY (?)~"made" "this artist" THINK~that USA CITIZENS with FAR MORE DECADES of "living” than Herself would understand precisely HOW to proceed with insuring a valuable work of ORIGINAL FINE ART.  "This artist" is UNCERTAIN whether or NOT _YOU_:  "THE OWNER"/"THE PURCHASER"/THE "RECIPIENT" OF AN ORIGINAL Isaac Falconer/Dr Saku Gunasegaram ONE-OF-A-KIND-ORIGINAL+UNREPRODUCIBLE _WORK_ OF fine art painting/sculpture/installation/the "rare" Limited Edition Artist-Signed PRINT (reproduction) signed PRINT [PRINTS ARE NOT "an original" Isaac Falconer/Dr Saku Gunasegaram~"because" more than one image OF ANY WORK OF ONE-OF-A-KIND-ORIGINAL ART _REPRODUCTION_might "exist"]~are "aware."

Signed, Numbered, Limited Edition (unframed) prints [reproductions not originals]
of some original paintings
on this web site are available for sale for EURO1,500.
Since 2007~framed archival-quality [NOT-ORIGINALS] prints have sold in the USA for US $33,000
(twenty thousand U$A dollar$).

REPRODUCTIONS of the original painting published on this page are for sale in the USA for USA $18,000.

The ORIGINAL PAINTINGS published on this page are NO LONGER FOR SALE
but PRINTS and other reproductions
of the original paintings ARE FOR SALE.

Since 2007, the minimum price of a "large" [24" x 36"] ORIGINAL FRAMED PAINTING
has been EURO 50,000~please use the          prevailing bank rate "of the day"          in order to calculate
the exchange rate with other currencies.

This may sound like a lot~but many contemporary European and non-European artists alike
artists like the young David Schnell from Leipzig, Germany, is a random example among several:          https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/2sbKcx7GRzjTr0CC1m3s2gl/hammer-time-hirst-banksy-and-the-auctions-that-changed-art          ~currently sell a single original painting for an amount equivalent to EURO 35,000.  Other, more experienced contemporary German artists, price their paintings in the range EURO 170,000 - 200,000
  ~for a single painting~or like          Gerhard Richter          ~sell art for as much as 21 million British pounds. 
The contemporary American photographer Gregory Colbert prices
 individual works at U.S. $ 180,000.  As recently as September 2008 (two thousand+eight) ~British artist
Damien Hirst auctioned off his work for US $ 168 (one hundred+sixty-eight MILLION with an "m") million
at a 2~day auction at Sotheby's.  In spite of "general" global economic downturns the contemporary art market
remainED "hot.+"remains" "hot" in 2017 (calendar year twenty-seventeen).  Auctions of work
by contemporary          "still-living"          South Asian and other artists "routinely" fetches prices in the          7 figures          .

Since the year 2000 (calendar year two thousand) the artist's chosen framer has been:
Carlo Carisi
Cornici è Dipinti

(Frames and Paintings)
via vittorio veneto, 36
I-40131 BOLOGNA, ITALY
telephone: +39 051/6143.896

A majority of clients have opted to spend the extra "shipping time" it takes to have their paintings sensitively framed by
Carlo Carisi in Bologna, Italy, The European UNION, and then shipped to their homes and businesses, in the USA and in other countries.

If interested in a purchase, or to obtain more information, please contact the artist:     saku@isaacfalconer.com     .
Commissions are sometimes (but not always) accepted
~at the artist's discretion.

Please click on each image below for a larger, more detailed version of these paintings



Portrait of Lieutenant-General Roméo Dallaire Winner of 2014 Elie Wiesel Award CEREMONY: April 30th, 2014 at Holocaust Memorial  Museum, Washington, DC, USA
Romeo D'Allaire:  A True Hero in a World of Fakes ©2014 Falconer/Gunasegaram.  4.75" (four+three quarters) x 6.25" (six and one quarter) (12 x 16 cm) acrylic paint on two types of
hand-made rice paper.  THE _ORIGINAL_ PAINTING is no longer for sale~but prints of the painting [REPRODUCTIONS]_are_ for sale in the USA for US $18,000.

War:  The Eternal Wound
©2011 Falconer/Gunasegaram.  29" (twenty-nine inches) x 28 ½" (twenty-eight+one half) 
(74 x 73 cm) acrylic paint on two types of
hand-made rice paper with "irregular""live edges."  THE _ORIGINAL_PAINTING is no longer for sale~but prints of the painting [REPRODUCTIONS]_are_ for sale in the USA for US $18,000.



Setting Michelangelo's Captives Free [Previously Set in Stone]
©2011 Falconer/Gunasegaram.  24" x 36"
(61 x 92 cm) gold acrylic paint and oil pastel on hand-made rice paper. 

 
©2009 Falconer/Gunasegaram.  6¾" x 8¾"
(17 x 22 cm) experimental photographic print
[This IS the original WORK OF FINE ART].  THE _ORIGINAL_ WORK OF FINE ART-PAINTING~published above~is no longer for sale~but prints of the painting [REPRODUCTIONS and/or COPIES of the _ORIGINAL) WORK OF FINE ART:  OF THE PAINTING ABOVE ]_are_ for sale in the USA for US $15,000 (fifteen thousand U$A dollar$) ADDRE$$ING MO$T PARTICULARLY.  Dear AmazonDOTcom-AND/OR Di$tinctly NON-AmazonDOTcom Trolls and/or relentless 24/7 (twenty-four seven) 365 (three hundred+sixty-five days of every calendar year "forever)HACKER$$$ of "this" "our" "private" internet site: The VERBAL ENGLISH-LANGUAGE _TITLE_ OF THE ORIGINAL WORK OF ART PUBLISHED "HERE" OF THE _ORIGINAL_ painting published above and the prints of     Giving Birth to a Dancing Star     is an English-language METAPHOR "for" THE ("some" find) STUNNING _VISUAL_ POETRY OF THE ORIGINAL WORK OF FINE ART PICTURED ABOVE.  METAPHORS  in the English language and indeed METAPHORS in ANY "other" "living" and/or "dead" HUMAN-languages (contrasted with LITERAL VISUAL imagery) are~artistic devices~and are EMINENTLY+EMPHATICALLY _NOT_ reflective of _LITERAL_ "physical reality."~as in _NO_ _ONE_ "HERE" and _EMINENTLY_ and most _PARTICULARLY_ _NOT_ THE FEMALE _CREATOR_ OF THE_ORIGINAL_  HAS CONCEIVED ABSOLUTELY NO [AS IN _PRECISELY_ _ZERO_] BABIES _WHATSOEVER_ DURING HER LIFE-TIME (!) NOT "EVEN" "BY" SURROGACY~so common among intellectuals "everywhere."  IN ADDITION:  Precisely _ZERO_ "individuals' located "here" has _EVER_ in his/her/their lifte-times "demonstrated" ANY "interest" _WHATSOEVER in "baby wipes"-PARTICULARLY "an interest in baby wipes" lasting YEARS" were "involved" before/during/after this work of art was created and/or before/during/after the terror attacks perpetrated in San Bernardino, California, USA by "ISIS terrorists" who _DID_ indeed conceive a baby/possibly evinced "interest" online+on the internet in "baby wipes" BECAUSE "they" had "already" conceived a baby~_AND_ these "terrorists"  "possibly" continued "using" "baby wipes" on their child "until" he/she/it was 6 months-old~at the "time" of the "terror attack in San Bernardino, California, USA:     http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-35004024     The _NAME_ of The USA State of California "naturally" pronounced CULLYFORNIA _IF_ one happens to be Arnold Schwarzenegger~former Republican Governor of The USA State of California, USA).   The phrase in English "Giving birth to a dancing star" was shared with "us" by  a close  personal friend Richard Turk~a long-time resident of The USA State of Oregon, USA~who has Nietzche's "famous" "originally" German-language phrase posted "permanently" (?) on his  (Richard Turk's) refrigerator door in The USA State of Oregon, USA "forever").  The phrase "itself" "naturally" "taken" from Nietsche's  original German philosopher Nietzsche.


The Great Mystery
©2007 Falconer/Gunasegaram.  22" x 34¾" (56 x 88 cm) red + gold acrylic paint + glycerin on two types of hand-made paper.  THE _ORIGINAL_PAINTING is no longer for sale~but prints of the painting [REPRODUCTIONS]_are_ for sale in the USA for US $18,000.



Leaf-Feather
©2007 Falconer/Gunasegaram.  28" x 29" (71 x 74 cm) gold acrylic paint + pigmented inks + oil pastel on hand-made paper.  THE _ORIGINAL_PAINTING is no longer for sale~but prints of the painting [REPRODUCTIONS]_are_ for sale in the USA for US $18,000.





FOR ADVICE ON TRUSTWORTHY INSURANCE COMPANIES FOR INSURING Isaac Falconer/Dr Saku Gunasegaram works of art:
this artist is far from "alone" in trusting Amica Insurance Company:     https://www.amica.com/en/maip/contact-us.html      - a small Italian immigrant-founded OUTSTANDINGLY HONEST insurance company LOCATED in The USA State of Rhode Island, USA.  "Tell" AMICA (AMICA in addition to being "the name" of a USA insurance company happens to be the Italian word for FRIEND:     http://dictionary.reverso.net/italian-english/amica%21     ) that YOU "the owner" of AN ORIGINAL Isaac Falconer/Dr Saku Gunasegaram ONE-OF-A-KIND-ORIGINAL+_UNREPRODUCIBLE _WORK_ OF fine art painting/sculpture/installation/the "rare" Limited Edition Artist-Signed PRINT (reproduction) NOT "an original" Isaac Falconer/Dr Saku Gunasegaram) USA/The European UNION/Singapore/The Middle East OWN a work of fine art OUTRIGHT _AND_ that "this artist" Herself told you (the owner) that you (the buyer)  must take insurance out on it BECAUSE ARTISTS THEMSELVES ARE EMINENTLY NOT LIABLE for taking out insurance policies on their own work belonging to others.  PLEASE KNOW:  "This artist" has NO [AS IN _ZERO_] "personal experience" with INSURANCE claims on FINE ART EXCEPT in 1997 (nineteen ninety seven) IN PENNSYLVANIA, USA _AND_ in 2002 (two thousand+two) in Venice, Italy, The European UNION.  The 1995 (nineteen ninety-five) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA-BUYER who COMMISSIONED "this artist" to paint something for him (the OWNER of fine art) in 1995 (nineteen ninety-five) (he passed away in 2007 (in calendar year two thousand+seven) or else "this artist" would SIMPLY tell you ("this reader"/"this inquirer") to call him DIRECTLY) NEVER _ONCE_ ASKED "this artist" about "taking out" ANY insurance policies on fine art~in 1995 (nineteen ninety-five).  He "went" with his own "gut" "instincts" ~"this artist" is "guessing"~and took out a fine art insurance policy~UNBEKNOWNST TO "THIS ARTIST"~NEVER ever ONCE asking "this artist" _PRECISELY_ _HOW_ VALUABLE/NOT VALUABLE her [Eminently Gender-Inclusive Language except in THIS "case" "this artist" _IS_ female!) work IS/IS _NOT_~NOT ONE WORD.  Therefore "when" a drunk driver UNKNOWN BOTH to "the owner" _AND_ to Dr Saku Gunasegaram/Isaac Falconer PHYSICALLY DESTROYED AN ORIGINAL ONE-OF-A-KIND-UNREPRODUCIBLE IN CALENDAR YEAR NINETEEN NINETY-SEVEN (1997)~NOTE ONLY _PART_ OF THE ORIGINAL WORK OF FINE ART~he (the owner) telephoned "this artist"~TOLD "THIS ARTIST" THE FINAL WORD" ON FINE ART VALUE$ _IS_ THE _WORD_ OF "THIS ARTI$T" _HERSELF_ (inclusive Eminently-American-English language _AND_ “in this case” the artist _IS_ Herself+FEMALE :)     [THAT _IS_ "THE PROBLEM ISN'T IT "AFTER ALL"???????????????????????????    ]+"this artist" provided the "valuation"+HIS (the owner's) insurance policy PAID OUTRIGHT for the destroyed work~ZERO QUESTIONS ASKED _IN_ 1997 (in calendar year nineteen ninety-seven).  You ("this reader") can VERY EASILY IMAGINE that The City of Venice Italy, The European UNION, has its "own" "insurance" "resources" and "therefore" can "take good care" of the FIVE ORIGINAL works of FINE ART stolen from an art gallery LOCATED IN VENICE, ITALY, The European UNION in calendar year 2002 (two thousand+two) IN BROAD DAYLIGHT.  The 1995 (nineteen ninety-five) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA-ART BUYER+ART COMMISSIONER who COMMISSIONED "this artist" to paint him a mural "made" "this artist" THINK ~FALSELY (?)~"made" "this artist" THINK~that USA CITIZENS with FAR MORE DECADES of "living” than Herself would understand precisely HOW to proceed with insuring a valuable work of ORIGINAL FINE ART.  "This artist" is UNCERTAIN whether or NOT _YOU_:  "THE OWNER"/"THE PURCHASER"/THE RECIPIENT OF AN ORIGINAL Isaac Falconer/Dr Saku Gunasegaram ONE-OF-A-KIND-ORIGINAL+UNREPRODUCIBLE _WORK_ OF fine art painting/sculpture/installation/the "rare" Limited Edition Artist-Signed PRINT (reproduction) signed PRINT [PRINTS ARE NOT "an original" Isaac Falconer/Dr Saku Gunasegaram~"because" more than one image OF ANY WORK OF ONE-OF-A-KIND-ORIGINAL ART _REPRODUCTION_might "exist"]~are "aware."