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Peter Alexander

Durango, 1985

Oil and acrylic on canvas
48 × 60 in
121.9 × 152.4 cm
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Provenance: Collection of the artist, Private collection, California.

Provenance: Collection of the artist, Private collection, California.

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Signed and dated on lower right: P.A. / ’85
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Peter Alexander
American, b. 1939
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Among the pioneering California-based Light and Space artists, Peter Alexander has spent the course of his career focusing intensely on light and its manifold effects in his sculptures, paintings, drawings, and prints. From 1965-72, Alexander worked with resin, producing subtle, luminous, pastel-hued sculptures that seemed to be crafted from light itself. In the early 1970s, he turned to painting, drawing, and printmaking with an almost Impressionistic handling of light, suffusing the works with color and a palpable sense of atmosphere. Alexander’s two-dimensional works display a masterful handling of sun- and moonlight, city lights, illuminated water, and, in a charming series of drawings of midnight-black cats, the total absorption of light into velvety darkness.

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About the work
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Provenance: Collection of the artist, Private collection, California.

Provenance: Collection of the artist, Private collection, California.

Signature
Signed and dated on lower right: P.A. / ’85
Image rights
Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
Peter Alexander
American, b. 1939
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Among the pioneering California-based Light and Space artists, Peter Alexander has spent the course of his career focusing intensely on light and its manifold effects in his sculptures, paintings, drawings, and prints. From 1965-72, Alexander worked with resin, producing subtle, luminous, pastel-hued sculptures that seemed to be crafted from light itself. In the early 1970s, he turned to painting, drawing, and printmaking with an almost Impressionistic handling of light, suffusing the works with color and a palpable sense of atmosphere. Alexander’s two-dimensional works display a masterful handling of sun- and moonlight, city lights, illuminated water, and, in a charming series of drawings of midnight-black cats, the total absorption of light into velvety darkness.

Peter Alexander

Durango, 1985

Oil and acrylic on canvas
48 × 60 in
121.9 × 152.4 cm
Bidding closed
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