Red Grooms, ‘Picasso Goes To Heaven Ii (K. 66)’, 1973-76, Doyle
Red Grooms, ‘Picasso Goes To Heaven Ii (K. 66)’, 1973-76, Doyle

signed, dated, titled and numbered 3/53 in pencil, co-published by Brooke Alexander, Inc. and Marlborough Graphics, New York, with full margins, framed.

24 x 23.75 inches; 610 x 603 mm.
Sheet: 28.875 x 30.75 inches; 733 x 781 mm.

Condition: Lightstain, affixed at sheet edges verso to back mat (some associated pale discoloration showing through to recto), some (printer'?) creases in the margins, a small area of unobtrusive light abrasion in the bottom margin, otherwise in good condition.

About Red Grooms

Red Grooms’ “Ruckus Manhattan” in the mid-1970s humorously transformed Grand Central Terminal into a 3-D caricature of New York City. “I wanted to do a novelistic portrait of Manhattan from Battery Park to Grant’s tomb,” Grooms explained. The comic-book inspired interactive installation included iconic landmarks—the subway, Central Park, the Apollo Theater, the Woolworth building—populated by life-sized wooden figures of prostitutes, thieves, gamblers, tourists, shoppers, and families, revealing the city’s grit as well as its glamour. It was lauded for its effect of turning Manhattan—then threatening and oppressive—into a place of wonder. Since then, Grooms has “made a career of affectionate parody,” according one critic, through satirical, pop culture-infused prints and sculptural tableaux in homage to his adopted city.

American, b. 1937, Nashville, Tennessee, based in New York, New York