Paul Jenkins, ‘INTERNATIONAL VERY SPECIAL ARTS FESTIVAL POSTER (Signed and Inscribed)’, 1994, Alpha 137 Gallery
Paul Jenkins, ‘INTERNATIONAL VERY SPECIAL ARTS FESTIVAL POSTER (Signed and Inscribed)’, 1994, Alpha 137 Gallery
Paul Jenkins, ‘INTERNATIONAL VERY SPECIAL ARTS FESTIVAL POSTER (Signed and Inscribed)’, 1994, Alpha 137 Gallery

Extremely rare when hand signed as this is. These posters were printed to celebrate the International Very Special Arts Festival in Brussels, Belgium. Paul Jenkins signed and inscribed a handful to help raise money for the organization. These vintage 1980s posters are extremely rare when signed, as this one is - and even more scarce stateside as the International Very Special Arts Festival was in Europe. Unframed with some gentle handling creases that should frame out fine.

Signature: Inscribed "Noel" and Hand Signed and dated 1994 in ink by the artist

Acquired from the Very Special Arts Festival, Brussels, Belgium.

About Paul Jenkins

An important figure in the New York School, Paul Jenkins contributed to the development of abstract expressionism in New York and abroad with his intuitive, chance-based approach to painting. Working first with oil paints and later acrylic, Jenkins poured paint directly on the canvas, allowing it to drip, bleed, and pool, as well as manipulating it with an ivory knife. Jenkins’s diaphanous streaks and gentle, fluid fields of color positioned him as an important figure in abstract expressionism, and he often exhibited in the same venues as Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning—artists who shared his instinctual working method. “I try to paint like a crapshooter throwing dice, utilizing past experience and my knowledge of the odds. It’s a big gamble, and that’s why I love it,” the artist once said.

American, 1923-2012, Kansas City, Missouri