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Ellen Berkenblit, ‘Green and Blue Truck’, 2018, Bronx Museum of the Arts Benefit Auction
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Green and Blue Truck, 2018

Oil and paint stick on linen
23 × 15 1/2 in
58.4 × 39.4 cm
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Bronx Museum of the Arts Benefit Auction
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Painting
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Signed and dated on verso
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Courtesy of the artist and Anton Kern Gallery, New York. © Ellen Berkenblit
Ellen Berkenblit
American, b. 1958
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For more than 30 years, Ellen Berkenblit has been exploring line in her large-scale, exuberant paintings, combining an Abstract Expressionistic style with comic strip characters of her own invention. Though the recurring figure of a young girl and her animal consorts suggest narratives, Berkenblit sees these figures as collections of lines, devices that organize and drive her overall composition. As she explains: “The figures I choose have one purpose: they carry the line that I wish to draw. The figures are not symbolic; they don't represent anyone or anything in particular. They are the perfect excuse to get the first line going.” In Tigers vs Witches (2013), the profiles of a tiger and a witch face each other across the canvas. Their kinetic lines lead the eye to the deftly composed abstract shapes and colors filling and animating the work.

Ellen Berkenblit, ‘Green and Blue Truck’, 2018, Bronx Museum of the Arts Benefit Auction
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About the work
Bronx Museum of the Arts Benefit Auction
Medium
Painting
Signature
Signed and dated on verso
Image rights
Courtesy of the artist and Anton Kern Gallery, New York. © Ellen Berkenblit
Ellen Berkenblit
American, b. 1958
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For more than 30 years, Ellen Berkenblit has been exploring line in her large-scale, exuberant paintings, combining an Abstract Expressionistic style with comic strip characters of her own invention. Though the recurring figure of a young girl and her animal consorts suggest narratives, Berkenblit sees these figures as collections of lines, devices that organize and drive her overall composition. As she explains: “The figures I choose have one purpose: they carry the line that I wish to draw. The figures are not symbolic; they don't represent anyone or anything in particular. They are the perfect excuse to get the first line going.” In Tigers vs Witches (2013), the profiles of a tiger and a witch face each other across the canvas. Their kinetic lines lead the eye to the deftly composed abstract shapes and colors filling and animating the work.

Green and Blue Truck, 2018

Oil and paint stick on linen
23 × 15 1/2 in
58.4 × 39.4 cm
Bidding closed
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