James Brown, ‘Four works: (i) Untitled IV; (ii) Untitled VI; (iii) Untitled VII; (iv) Untitled X’, 1986, Phillips

Each: 30 x 22 in. (76.2 x 55.9 cm.)

Signature: each signed with the artist's initials "j.b." lower right; each respectively titled "IV", "VI", "VII", "X" and further signed, inscribed and dated "James Brown 1986 NYC" on the reverse

Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich
Acquired from the above by the present owner

About James Brown

James Brown is a painter, sculptor, experimental printmaker, and ceramicist whose career gained wide recognition in the 1980s and ’90s. His biomorphic and primitivist works are largely abstract, but have traces of Modernist-influenced figuration. Many of his series allude to literary and musical works, including the writing of D.H. Lawrence. In 1995, Brown embarked on a series based on Gustav Holst’s orchestral composition The Planets (1914-1916). The series to date includes over 80 abstract paintings. Other works with more abstract subjects include Ceramic (2002) comprised of wall sculptures that appeared to be suspended in space, and a series of prints that summarize his research about color.

American, b. 1951