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Alan Shields

Peace of the Rock, 1974

Mixed Media Aquatint & Silkscreen. Hand signed and numbered from the limited edition of only 20. (Framed)
19 3/4 × 19 3/4 in
50.2 × 50.2 cm
Edition of 20
This is part of a limited edition set.
$2,500
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About the work
Provenance
Alpha 137 Gallery

Hand signed and numbered from the limited edition of only 20.
Measurements:
19 3/4 square inches …

Hand signed and numbered from the limited edition of only 20.
Measurements:
19 3/4 square inches (framed)
14 x 15 inches (sheet)
Terrific signed, titled and dated mixed media print. Framed and ready to hang. Makes a great gift - and work about peace in these troubled times.
Alan Shields pushes the boundaries of what …

Medium
Print
Signature
Signed, titled numbered and dated
Frame
Included
Alan Shields
American, 1944–2005
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A prominent and idiosyncratic figure in the New York art world of the 1970s, Alan Shields made vibrant collages from scraps of cloth, un-stretched canvas, rope, beads, wood, and pipe cleaners, staining the stitched and woven surfaces of his three-dimensional paintings with dye. Shields grew up on a farm in Kansas, where he learned to sew from his mother and sisters, later employing the skill in his machine-stitched, textile-like works. Speaking of his wide range of materials, he once said, “It’s just like farming. It’s good to rotate crops. It’s good to change media.” His compositions sometimes feature psychedelic coloring and recurring characters, such as Worm, an alter ego for Shields represented by a strip of fabric waving across the canvas; or imagery that evokes non-Western cultures, such as mandalas and constellations. He also produced prints and experimented with jewelry, animation, sculpture, and—influenced by Buckminster Fuller—built spherical or tepee-like structures. He is considered a forerunner to contemporary artists such as Jessica Stockholder, Jim Drain, and John Bock.

Alan Shields, ‘Peace of the Rock’, 1974, Alpha 137 Gallery
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About the work
Provenance
Alpha 137 Gallery

Hand signed and numbered from the limited edition of only 20.
Measurements:
19 3/4 square inches …

Hand signed and numbered from the limited edition of only 20.
Measurements:
19 3/4 square inches (framed)
14 x 15 inches (sheet)
Terrific signed, titled and dated mixed media print. Framed and ready to hang. Makes a great gift - and work about peace in these troubled times.
Alan Shields pushes the boundaries of what …

Medium
Print
Signature
Signed, titled numbered and dated
Frame
Included
Alan Shields
American, 1944–2005
Follow

A prominent and idiosyncratic figure in the New York art world of the 1970s, Alan Shields made vibrant collages from scraps of cloth, un-stretched canvas, rope, beads, wood, and pipe cleaners, staining the stitched and woven surfaces of his three-dimensional paintings with dye. Shields grew up on a farm in Kansas, where he learned to sew from his mother and sisters, later employing the skill in his machine-stitched, textile-like works. Speaking of his wide range of materials, he once said, “It’s just like farming. It’s good to rotate crops. It’s good to change media.” His compositions sometimes feature psychedelic coloring and recurring characters, such as Worm, an alter ego for Shields represented by a strip of fabric waving across the canvas; or imagery that evokes non-Western cultures, such as mandalas and constellations. He also produced prints and experimented with jewelry, animation, sculpture, and—influenced by Buckminster Fuller—built spherical or tepee-like structures. He is considered a forerunner to contemporary artists such as Jessica Stockholder, Jim Drain, and John Bock.

Alan Shields

Peace of the Rock, 1974

Mixed Media Aquatint & Silkscreen. Hand signed and numbered from the limited edition of only 20. (Framed)
19 3/4 × 19 3/4 in
50.2 × 50.2 cm
Edition of 20
This is part of a limited edition set.
$2,500
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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