All paintings are original works by Peter Lupkin with all rights reserved. If you are interested in purchasing a piece, please contact me through the contact page located on your left. The body of work, with fighters as the subject matter, was on display at Victor Armendariz Gallery Chicago IL. March 2, 2018 - April 27, 2018 Pyrrhic Victory a victory that inflicts such a devastating toll on the victor that it is tantamount to defeat. Someone who wins a Pyrrhicvictory has been victorious in some way, though the heavy toll negates a true sense of achievement or profit. This series of paintings, The “Pyrrhic Series” is about exploring the mental, physical and emotional damage that takes place in the pursuit of dreams. I have always been drawn to the concept of a Pyrrhic victory, as it applies equally to any life, or person, pursuing their ambitions. I chose to use boxers and fighters as the primary symbol of that pursuit, as their struggle towards a dream has an exceptionally visual and theatrical quality. Every upward step on a fighter's path towards a dream damages him even when he is successful. The path taken to arrive at victory often wounds him beyond repair.