Joan Thorne, ‘Untitled Abstract Expressionist Silkscreen for Lincoln Center’, 1982, Alpha 137 Gallery
Joan Thorne, ‘Untitled Abstract Expressionist Silkscreen for Lincoln Center’, 1982, Alpha 137 Gallery

Artists Proof from the edition of 18
Printer: Charles Cardinale Fine Creations Inc.
Publisher: Vera List Print Program, Lincoln Center, New York
Joan Thorne is a third generation Abstract Expressionist who has exhibited works over the past 40 years. She has shown at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, the Whitney Museum’s Annual Exhibition, the Grand Palais in Paris, and also Barbara Rose’s seminal exhibition American Painting: The Eighties at New York University’s Grey Gallery.
The present work was commissioned by the Vera List Print Program in the 1980s to raise funds for Lincoln Center. Other editions of this series are in the US Government Art & Embassies Program and other private and public collections.
This is an Artist Proof, numbered XI from the edition of only XVIII.
Unframed and in good vintage condition.

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Signature: Pencil signed lower right; Bears printer's distinctive blind stamp

Publisher: Vera List Art Program, Lincoln Center

About Joan Thorne

Since the 1970s, Joan Thorne has dedicated herself to pure painterly abstraction, playing with form and color in exuberant paintings and works on paper. She came of age in downtown Manhattan during the 1960s and ’70s, carrying the banner of abstraction and action painting forward against the rise of conceptualism, and she was a participant in the 1981 Whitney Biennial and the last iteration of the Whitney Annual. The critic Ken Johnson wrote of her work, “Optically captivating, the work conveys a state of visceral and cosmic ecstasy.” Thorne’s paintings reveal a keen, if unconventional, use of color and understanding of scale, employing moderately sized canvases as the grounds for broad, energetic brushstrokes that spiral and sprawl across bold fields of colors.

American, b. 1943, based in New York, New York