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Cham Hendon

House in The Woods, Tahoe, n.d.

Acrylic and Rhoplex on Canvas
26 × 20 in
66 × 50.8 cm
$6,500
location
New Haven
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FRED.GIAMPIETRO Gallery
New Haven
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Since the late 1970s, Cham Hendon has been setting galleries and museums alight with his electric, psychedelically colored paintings, breaking the bounds of the formal methods in which he was trained. He first gained recognition for what he calls his “dumb” paintings, …

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Cham Hendon
American, 1936–2014
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Since the late 1970s, Cham Hendon has been setting galleries and museums alight with his electric, psychedelically colored paintings, breaking the bounds of the formal methods in which he was trained. He first gained recognition for what he calls his “dumb” paintings, when Marcia Tucker, founding director of the New Museum of Contemporary Art, included his work in her groundbreaking exhibition, “Bad Painting” (1978). To make his works—whose subjects include urban and natural landscapes, animals, architecture and interior scenes, and portraits of canonical artists—Hendon begins with a detailed drawing on un-stretched canvas. Laying the canvas flat, and working quickly, he then pours a mixture of acrylic and Rhoplex (an emulsion that thins the paint and prevents blending) over the drawing, often working with multiple colors simultaneously, building up the thick, bright surfaces for which he is celebrated.

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About the work
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FRED.GIAMPIETRO Gallery
New Haven
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View Cham Hendon Video https://vimeo.com/36839799
Since the late 1970s, Cham Hendon has been setting …

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View Cham Hendon Video https://vimeo.com/36839799
Since the late 1970s, Cham Hendon has been setting galleries and museums alight with his electric, psychedelically colored paintings, breaking the bounds of the formal methods in which he was trained. He first gained recognition for what he calls his “dumb” paintings, …

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Medium
Painting
Cham Hendon
American, 1936–2014
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Since the late 1970s, Cham Hendon has been setting galleries and museums alight with his electric, psychedelically colored paintings, breaking the bounds of the formal methods in which he was trained. He first gained recognition for what he calls his “dumb” paintings, when Marcia Tucker, founding director of the New Museum of Contemporary Art, included his work in her groundbreaking exhibition, “Bad Painting” (1978). To make his works—whose subjects include urban and natural landscapes, animals, architecture and interior scenes, and portraits of canonical artists—Hendon begins with a detailed drawing on un-stretched canvas. Laying the canvas flat, and working quickly, he then pours a mixture of acrylic and Rhoplex (an emulsion that thins the paint and prevents blending) over the drawing, often working with multiple colors simultaneously, building up the thick, bright surfaces for which he is celebrated.

Cham Hendon

House in The Woods, Tahoe, n.d.

Acrylic and Rhoplex on Canvas
26 × 20 in
66 × 50.8 cm
$6,500
location
New Haven
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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