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Charles Bell

Circus Act, 1994

Giclee, Digital Print
20 × 30 in
50.8 × 76.2 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
$1,250
location
Beverly Hills
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About the work
David Lawrence Gallery
Beverly Hills
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According to a Guggeheim Foundation biography, Bell never received any formal training in his art. …

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According to a Guggeheim Foundation biography, Bell never received any formal training in his art. He claimed inspiration from Richard Diebenkorn and Wayne Thiebaud. He also worked in the San Francisco studio of Donald Timothy Flores, where he painted mostly small-scale landscapes and still-lifes. He was given the …

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Charles Bell
American, 1935–1995
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Photorealist painter Charles Bell drew inspiration for his large-scale still lifes from America’s love affair with toys and arcade games. Working primarily in oil, Bell depicted vintage dolls, Barbies, and action figures arranged in imaginary scenes and dynamic compositions, cast in studio lighting. In other series, Bell painted children’s marbles, usually placed on reflective surfaces and silhouetted against dark backdrops to accentuate their curvature and colorful, swirling patterns. Bell’s hyperreal renderings of pinball machines are often considered his best work. Taking close-up perspectives and a range of different angles, Bell captured his subjects’ iridescent surfaces and busy patterns with meticulous detail.

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David Lawrence Gallery
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According to a Guggeheim Foundation biography, Bell never received any formal training in his art. …

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According to a Guggeheim Foundation biography, Bell never received any formal training in his art. He claimed inspiration from Richard Diebenkorn and Wayne Thiebaud. He also worked in the San Francisco studio of Donald Timothy Flores, where he painted mostly small-scale landscapes and still-lifes. He was given the …

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Medium
Print
Signature
Yes signed by the estate
Charles Bell
American, 1935–1995
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Photorealist painter Charles Bell drew inspiration for his large-scale still lifes from America’s love affair with toys and arcade games. Working primarily in oil, Bell depicted vintage dolls, Barbies, and action figures arranged in imaginary scenes and dynamic compositions, cast in studio lighting. In other series, Bell painted children’s marbles, usually placed on reflective surfaces and silhouetted against dark backdrops to accentuate their curvature and colorful, swirling patterns. Bell’s hyperreal renderings of pinball machines are often considered his best work. Taking close-up perspectives and a range of different angles, Bell captured his subjects’ iridescent surfaces and busy patterns with meticulous detail.

Charles Bell

Circus Act, 1994

Giclee, Digital Print
20 × 30 in
50.8 × 76.2 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
$1,250
location
Beverly Hills
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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