This silkscreen with deckled edges was created for The Paris Review, which commissioned a group of major contemporary artists for a series of prints to publicize the magazine and provide financial support for its literary endeavors. Artists like Robert Indiana, Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, Helen Frankenthaler, Robert Motherwell, and Alex Katz donated signed, limited editions. Years later, other artists including Kim Macconnel, Louise Bourgeois and Ed Ruscha would participate as well.
In this bright, dramatic print Macconel stitches together a series of narrative scenes in bright colors.
There is minor creasing overall, especially around the edges - which should frame out fine. Please refer to photos. Sold AS IS.
The artist Kim MacConnel is a leading figure in the pattern and decoration movement of the 1970s, known for his paintings and fabric collages. MacConnel's works often take the form of large, patterned wall-hangings in a palette of bright earth tones. His work is strongly inspired by folk art, both Western and non-Western, as seen in works such as Spare Time Shooting Practice (1978), a series of layered synthetic fabrics in polka dot, paisley, and floral prints, resembling a classic American quilt. MacConnel's work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at institutions such as the Aspen Art Museum, the California Center for the Arts, the Santa Monica Museum of Art, and San Diego's Museum of Contemporary Art.
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Signature: Signed and numbered on the front, from the edition of 150
Publisher: The Paris Review
The Paris Review
About Kim MacConnel
American , b. 1946, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, based in California