A painting by Paul Gauzyn, who died in 2011, stands out from other contemporary art pieces, which are often based on the works and life of famous artists.
The work has been exhibited at the American Institute of Art in New York since the 1960s, and has won prizes at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Tate Modern.
But what about its critics?
Paul Gauguins work is not the first time he has drawn comparisons between the works by artists from different eras, and some artists have suggested it is a way to try to make the artist more palatable.
Gauguins contemporaries include Jean Nouvel, who drew and painted many works from the early 20th Century.
The two were contemporaries, but Nouvel did not draw on his own experience of the Depression, while Gauguyn drew on his work as a painter and a sculptor.
The two artists’ work is also often depicted as a portrait of an artist.
But the work has not received the kind of criticism that contemporary artists are used to, says the artist’s daughter, Barbara Grainger.
“It’s always the artist who is the target, because of the way it was presented, by a painting critic,” she told the Associated Press.
She said Gauguys work was never shown in the museum, and she said the critics only read about it in print media.
Gouguins son, John, who has a degree in painting and is the grandson of the artist, said the paintings were used to give a sense of authenticity to the paintings of his grandfather.
John Gauguine, who is a teacher, said he didn’t know much about the paintings.
“I’ve never seen a picture of a painting that I don’t like,” he told the AP.
The painting was among the works on display during the museum’s annual painting festival, which runs through July 7.