Philip Pearlstein, ‘Nude on Green Drape’, 1970, Sotheby's

Property from a Distinguished Private Collection

Signature: signed and dated 70

Russell Bowman, Philip Pearlstein: The Complete Paintings, New York 1983, cat. no. 362, p. 337, illustrated
Belia van der Giessen, Nieuw Realisme: 159 Werken Uit De Collectie Van Het Voormalige Scheringa Museum voor Realisme, Zwolle 2010, p. 177, illustrated

B. and E. Pashelinsky, Maplewood, New Jersey
Allan Frumkin Gallery, New York
Sotheby's, New York, 4 October 1990, Lot 154
Private Collection, Pennsylvania
Bonhams, New York, 11 November 2008, Lot 19
Scheringa Museum of Realist Art, Spanbroek
Christie's, Amsterdam, 18 September 2012, Lot 11
Private Collection

About Philip Pearlstein

Known for his paintings of nudes with almost clinical objectivity, Philip Pearlstein has been scrutinizing the body since the early 1960s, painting it as it is and avoiding idealization. Attuned to art history, Pearlstein is as interested in pattern and composition as he is in the body itself. He creates still life-like, visually complex arrangements by entangling his models with pieces of furniture, colorful rugs and blankets, and an assortment of objects, like a decoy swan or a whirligig. His model of 18 years, Desiree Avarez wrote: “He is fascinated with the beauty of form, and by beauty I mean power. This is a man studying structure and the math of its glamour as deeply as the ancient philosophers. As if understanding the essence of the endoskeleton might uncover the sublime.”

American, b. 1924, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, based in New York, New York

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Hill Gallery at The Armory Show 2013