George Segal, ‘Reclining Nude II’, 1973, Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd.

Signature: Signed “G Segal” on the verso Stamped in black on verso "© Copyright 1973 By George Segal Printed At Styria Studio"

Publisher: Experiments in Art and Technology

About George Segal

Whether portraying modern couples sitting in a park (Gay Liberation, 1980), or a biblical family’s unfolding drama (Abraham’s Farewell to Ishmael, 1987), George Segal’s life-size human figures express the fragility of the human condition. Hyperrealism, achieved by making full-body casts of live models using plaster bandages, renders the figures familiar and emotionally resonant. As such, Segal has been seen by some to have rejected the cool calculations of Pop art, despite being considered a prominent exponent of the movement for his casual depictions of contemporary culture and everyday situations. Yet, covered in bright primary colors or whitewash, Segal’s figures emanate an otherworldly strangeness, prompting New York Times critic Roberta Smith to describe them as “emotionally confounding.”

American, 1924-2000, New York, New York, based in New York, New York

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