Ben Aronson, ‘Sun and Clouds, Cap Ferrat’, 2016, Jenkins Johnson Gallery
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Ben Aronson

Sun and Clouds, Cap Ferrat, 2016

Oil on panel
60 × 60 in
152.4 × 152.4 cm
$60,000
Location
San Francisco, Brooklyn
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About the work
Ben Aronson
American, b. 1958
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Ben Aronson’s painterly urban landscapes combine photorealistic accuracy with gestural immediacy, portraying a world populated by urbane figures. Although the settings are more luxurious than Edward Hopper’s stark interiors, the figures often exude a similar sense of vulnerability, as in the solitary woman lost in contemplation in The Recollection (2008). Aronson makes the connection explicit with his Nighthawks (2008), an eponymous interpretation of Hopper’s original (1942) wherein an upscale cocktail bar replaces the dismal diner, reflecting America’s increased prosperity and hedonism. Along with the rewards of wealth, Aronson also explores the associated risks in “Wall Street,” a series depicting the world of high finance with its myriad connotations. In Volatility Index (2010) an armed U.S. soldier patrols Wall Street.

Ben Aronson, ‘Sun and Clouds, Cap Ferrat’, 2016, Jenkins Johnson Gallery
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About the work
Ben Aronson
American, b. 1958
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Ben Aronson’s painterly urban landscapes combine photorealistic accuracy with gestural immediacy, portraying a world populated by urbane figures. Although the settings are more luxurious than Edward Hopper’s stark interiors, the figures often exude a similar sense of vulnerability, as in the solitary woman lost in contemplation in The Recollection (2008). Aronson makes the connection explicit with his Nighthawks (2008), an eponymous interpretation of Hopper’s original (1942) wherein an upscale cocktail bar replaces the dismal diner, reflecting America’s increased prosperity and hedonism. Along with the rewards of wealth, Aronson also explores the associated risks in “Wall Street,” a series depicting the world of high finance with its myriad connotations. In Volatility Index (2010) an armed U.S. soldier patrols Wall Street.

Ben Aronson

Sun and Clouds, Cap Ferrat, 2016

Oil on panel
60 × 60 in
152.4 × 152.4 cm
$60,000
Location
San Francisco, Brooklyn
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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