Malcolm Morley, ‘Marcia on the Beach and Marcia in a Red Bikini (2 works)’, 1984, Heritage Auctions
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Malcolm Morley

Marcia on the Beach and Marcia in a Red Bikini (2 works), 1984

Watercolor on paper (Marcia on the Beach) Colored pencil on paper (Marcia in a Red Bikini)
18 × 14 7/8 in
45.7 × 37.8 cm
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Provenance: The artist; Marcia Grostein, Bellport, Long Island, gift from the above; Private …

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Each signed lower right: Malcolm Morley
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Malcolm Morley
British, 1931–2018
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British artist Malcolm Morley is best known for his hyperreal paintings and sculptures that pull subject matter from Old Masters, family portraits, current events, travel brochures, and other visual detritus. Using a grid system to transfer the images onto canvas—reminiscent of the Minimalist grid—he also transfers the borders, tears, and folds in order to foreground the objecthood of the image. Of his attempt to move beyond the strictures of photorealism, Morley says, “I make a handmade painting from a readymade.” Dissatisfied with merely reproducing the image, he draws from the vivid colors of Pop Art and collage techniques to further draw attention to the image as an object.

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Provenance: The artist; Marcia Grostein, Bellport, Long Island, gift from the above; Private collection, Edgewood, New York, acquired from the above, 2016.

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Each signed lower right: Malcolm Morley
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Malcolm Morley
British, 1931–2018
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British artist Malcolm Morley is best known for his hyperreal paintings and sculptures that pull subject matter from Old Masters, family portraits, current events, travel brochures, and other visual detritus. Using a grid system to transfer the images onto canvas—reminiscent of the Minimalist grid—he also transfers the borders, tears, and folds in order to foreground the objecthood of the image. Of his attempt to move beyond the strictures of photorealism, Morley says, “I make a handmade painting from a readymade.” Dissatisfied with merely reproducing the image, he draws from the vivid colors of Pop Art and collage techniques to further draw attention to the image as an object.

Malcolm Morley

Marcia on the Beach and Marcia in a Red Bikini (2 works), 1984

Watercolor on paper (Marcia on the Beach) Colored pencil on paper (Marcia in a Red Bikini)
18 × 14 7/8 in
45.7 × 37.8 cm
Bidding closed
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