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Larry Poons

Midget Racer, 1963

Colored Pencil on Graph Paper (Signed/Dated/Titled) - Framed with Harcus Krakow Sonnabend Gallery Label
16 1/2 × 24 1/2 × 1 in
41.9 × 62.2 × 2.5 cm
This is a unique work.
$25,000
Ships from New York, NY, US
Shipping: $145 domestic, $395 rest of world
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About the work
Provenance
Alpha 137 Gallery
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This work has been inspected in person by the artists studio and will be included in a forthcoming …

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This work has been inspected in person by the artists studio and will be included in a forthcoming catalogue raisonne of Poons works on paper. We are informed that there are very few early works on paper like this out there, so this is a rare and poignant gem. Unique, signed drawing from the early 1960s; bears Harcus …

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Condition
Excellent condition
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed, titled, and dated on lower right, recto
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Larry Poons
American, b. 1937
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It is not surprising that Larry Poons’ gestural, emotional, and improvisational paintings are borne from an artist who originally studied to become a professional musician. In the 1960s, Poons left the New England Conservatory of Music to pursue a career in painting, a decision honored with nearly immediate success—Poons’ early works, Op art paintings of circles and dots, were included in a MoMA exhibition when he was just 28. These illusionistic paintings evoked rhythm and an underlying musicality, yet a move toward Abstract Expressionism would introduce an even greater presence of the artist’s psyche is his work. In Poons’ action paintings, his gestures and energy were expressed through buckets of paint he had thrown at the canvas. Even his later works, painted by brush, recall the same energy in their expressive use of color and seemingly infinite number of frenetic brushstrokes.

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About the work
Provenance
Alpha 137 Gallery
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This work has been inspected in person by the artists studio and will be included in a forthcoming …

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This work has been inspected in person by the artists studio and will be included in a forthcoming catalogue raisonne of Poons works on paper. We are informed that there are very few early works on paper like this out there, so this is a rare and poignant gem. Unique, signed drawing from the early 1960s; bears Harcus …

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Condition
Excellent condition
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed, titled, and dated on lower right, recto
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Included
Larry Poons
American, b. 1937
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It is not surprising that Larry Poons’ gestural, emotional, and improvisational paintings are borne from an artist who originally studied to become a professional musician. In the 1960s, Poons left the New England Conservatory of Music to pursue a career in painting, a decision honored with nearly immediate success—Poons’ early works, Op art paintings of circles and dots, were included in a MoMA exhibition when he was just 28. These illusionistic paintings evoked rhythm and an underlying musicality, yet a move toward Abstract Expressionism would introduce an even greater presence of the artist’s psyche is his work. In Poons’ action paintings, his gestures and energy were expressed through buckets of paint he had thrown at the canvas. Even his later works, painted by brush, recall the same energy in their expressive use of color and seemingly infinite number of frenetic brushstrokes.

Larry Poons

Midget Racer, 1963

Colored Pencil on Graph Paper (Signed/Dated/Titled) - Framed with Harcus Krakow Sonnabend Gallery Label
16 1/2 × 24 1/2 × 1 in
41.9 × 62.2 × 2.5 cm
This is a unique work.
$25,000
Ships from New York, NY, US
Shipping: $145 domestic, $395 rest of world
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Locked
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