Philip Pearlstein, ‘Two works of art: Model Boat; Hunzinger Chair and Wooden Swan’, Rago
Philip Pearlstein, ‘Two works of art: Model Boat; Hunzinger Chair and Wooden Swan’, Rago
Philip Pearlstein, ‘Two works of art: Model Boat; Hunzinger Chair and Wooden Swan’, Rago

Two works of art:
Model Boat, 1993
Etching and aquatint in colors (framed)
Signed, dated, titled and numbered 28/35
12.5" x 12.75" (plate)
18.75" x 19" (sheet)

Hunzinger Chair and Wooden Swan, 1995
Etching and aquatint in colors (framed)
Signed, dated, titled and numbered AP 2/4
12.75" x 12.625" (plate)
19" x 18.875" (sheet)
Provenance: Private Collection, Vermont

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

Solo Shows

2016
New York,
Philip Pearlstein, WWII Captured on Paper

Group Shows

2018
2018
The Museum Show: Works that were exhibited, owned, sold by - or about - museums (including the gift shops!!!)
2015
New York,
Pearlstein| Warhol | Cantor

Fair History on Artsy

2013
Hill Gallery at The Armory Show 2013