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A very "rich" silkscreen in the colors by Poons

Medium
Condition
In Very good condition
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed lower right
Frame
Not included
Publisher
Lawrence Wright

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.

High auction record
$1.2m, Sotheby's, 2014
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, Anderson Collection at Stanford University
Selected exhibitions
2021
COLOR FIELD PAINTINGLeslie Feely
IMPACTLeslie Feely
Larry PoonsAlmine Rech
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Untitled, 1969

Silkscreen
35 3/4 × 25 in
90.8 × 63.5 cm
Edition 56/100
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Location
New York
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A very "rich" silkscreen in the colors by Poons

Medium
Condition
In Very good condition
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed lower right
Frame
Not included
Publisher
Lawrence Wright

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.

High auction record
$1.2m, Sotheby's, 2014
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, Anderson Collection at Stanford University
Selected exhibitions (3)
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