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Charles Bell

Hot Pursit, 1990

Giclee, Digital Print
21 1/2 × 26 1/2 in
54.6 × 67.3 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
$1,250
location
Beverly Hills
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Provenance
David Lawrence Gallery
Beverly Hills
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HOT PURSUIT, color Giclee on thick paper, estate signed, from the numbered edition of 150 prints.

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HOT PURSUIT, color Giclee on thick paper, estate signed, from the numbered edition of 150 prints.

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 …

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Signed by his wife
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
Beverly Hills
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HOT PURSUIT, color Giclee on thick paper, estate signed, from the numbered edition of 150 prints.

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HOT PURSUIT, color Giclee on thick paper, estate signed, from the numbered edition of 150 prints.

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 …

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Signature
Signed by his wife
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

Hot Pursit, 1990

Giclee, Digital Print
21 1/2 × 26 1/2 in
54.6 × 67.3 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
$1,250
location
Beverly Hills
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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