Charles Bell, ‘Thunder Smash Fragment’, 1988, Print, Aquatint, Heritage Auctions
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Charles Bell

Thunder Smash Fragment, 1988

Aquatint
22 × 25 3/4 in
55.9 × 65.4 cm
Edition 20/25
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Framed, framed dimensions: 28in x 31in x 0in

Medium
Signature
Signed and numbered in the lower margin in pencil with the blindstamp of the publisher
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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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Framed, framed dimensions: 28in x 31in x 0in

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Signed and numbered in the lower margin in pencil with the blindstamp of the publisher
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Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
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

Thunder Smash Fragment, 1988

Aquatint
22 × 25 3/4 in
55.9 × 65.4 cm
Edition 20/25
.
Bidding closed
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