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Charles Bell

Little Italy, Gumball Machines, 1981

Silkscreen
22 × 30 in
55.9 × 76.2 cm
Edition of 250
.
$850
Ships from Long Island City, NY, US
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Long Island City
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Artist: Charles Bell, American (1935 - 1995)
Title: Little Italy
Year: 1981
Medium: Silkscreen on …

Medium
Condition
Excellent
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, signed and numbered in pencil
Frame
Not included
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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Artist: Charles Bell, American (1935 - 1995)
Title: Little Italy
Year: 1981
Medium: Silkscreen on White Somerset Satin, signed and numbered in pencil
Edition: 250, 30 AP
Image Size: 18 x 26 inches
Size: 22 in. x 30 in. (55.88 cm x 76.2 cm)

Medium
Condition
Excellent
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, signed and numbered in pencil
Frame
Not included
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

Little Italy, Gumball Machines, 1981

Silkscreen
22 × 30 in
55.9 × 76.2 cm
Edition of 250
.
$850
Ships from Long Island City, NY, US
Free shipping worldwide
Location
Long Island City
Locked
Secure payment
Secure transactions by credit card through Stripe.
Learn more.
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