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George Tooker

Embrace II, 1984

Lithograph on BFK Rives paper with watermark
12 1/8 × 16 1/8 in
30.8 × 41 cm
Edition of 175
Bidding closed
About the work
S
Skinner

Unmatted, Unframed.

Condition: Very pale staining (primarily to left and upper margins). --Courtesy …

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Unmatted, Unframed.

Condition: Very pale staining (primarily to left and upper margins). --Courtesy of Skinner

The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via …

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Signed "George Tooker" in pencil l.r., numbered "13/175" in pencil l.l.
George Tooker
American, 1920–2011
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George Tooker was a painter associated with Magical Realism, though he did not find this label applicable to his interests or work. Many of Tooker’s works dealt with themes of isolation and despondency in contemporary urban life, and disillusionment with bureaucratic political systems. Tooker studied under Socialist Realist painters Reginald Marsh and Kenneth Hayes Miller at the Art Students League in New York, but was equally influenced by Renaissance painters Paolo Uccello and Piero della Francesca. As a result of this training and inspiration, Tooker began first to experiment with and then fully adopt as his primary medium egg tempera painting. During and after the 1980s, his subjects moved towards the spiritual and religious, with symbols and images drawn from Biblical and mythological sources.

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About the work
S
Skinner

Unmatted, Unframed.

Condition: Very pale staining (primarily to left and upper margins). --Courtesy …

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Unmatted, Unframed.

Condition: Very pale staining (primarily to left and upper margins). --Courtesy of Skinner

The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via …

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Medium
Print
Signature
Signed "George Tooker" in pencil l.r., numbered "13/175" in pencil l.l.
George Tooker
American, 1920–2011
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George Tooker was a painter associated with Magical Realism, though he did not find this label applicable to his interests or work. Many of Tooker’s works dealt with themes of isolation and despondency in contemporary urban life, and disillusionment with bureaucratic political systems. Tooker studied under Socialist Realist painters Reginald Marsh and Kenneth Hayes Miller at the Art Students League in New York, but was equally influenced by Renaissance painters Paolo Uccello and Piero della Francesca. As a result of this training and inspiration, Tooker began first to experiment with and then fully adopt as his primary medium egg tempera painting. During and after the 1980s, his subjects moved towards the spiritual and religious, with symbols and images drawn from Biblical and mythological sources.

George Tooker

Embrace II, 1984

Lithograph on BFK Rives paper with watermark
12 1/8 × 16 1/8 in
30.8 × 41 cm
Edition of 175
Bidding closed
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