Barnaby Furnas, ‘Study for Red Sea (3)’, 2005, Sotheby's

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The Triumph of Painting: The Steven & Ann Ames Collection

Signature: signed twice, titled and dated Nov, 27 2005 NYC on the reverse

Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2005

About Barnaby Furnas

Barnaby Furnas is known for scenes of graphic violence and emotional extremes, as in his bloody battle paintings of the Civil War and Iwo Jima that use energetic line and angular, staccato brushwork to collapse realistic detail into painterly abstraction. His wide-ranging sources include video games, comic books, pop culture, the history of painting, and the philosophy of perception. “One of the things I do well is let things be what they want to be,” Furnas once said. “You wait to see a face emerge, and then you help that face along.” His expressionistic canvases, bursting with saturated color, walk the line between figuration and abstraction, surface and space, narrative and formalism.

American, b. 1973, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, based in New York, New York

Solo Shows

New York,
Barnaby Furnas: First Morning
Barnaby Furnas: The first and last day

Fair History on Artsy

Marianne Boesky Gallery at Art Basel in Miami Beach 2014