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Richard Lindner

Pause, 1958-1961

Oil on canvas
50 × 35 in
127 × 88.9 cm
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Sotheby's: Contemporary Art Day Auction

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"At times Lindner composes almost totally as if the cryptic symbols and …

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"At times Lindner composes almost totally as if the cryptic symbols and colours themselves were to be read as formal messages. Then he refers to the history of modern art with witty extrapolations: A Léger mass against a Mondrian line, a Metaphysical symbol against a later-day pop target." …

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Signed and dated 1958-61
Richard Lindner
German, 1901–1978
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A successful illustrator for Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar, Richard Lindner took up painting in his 50s, drawing on expressionistic exaggeration, Surrealist fantasy, and Cubist manipulations of form. He became known for erotic and enigmatic renderings, first based on memories from his childhood in Germany and later inspired by the vulgar, fetishistic aspects of life in New York. His harsh colors and highly defined outlines exaggerated the garishness of the streetwalkers, circus women, and men in uniform that became his favorite subjects. Overtones of Berlin’s cabaret culture of the 1930s infuse his style. Although his work shares some aspects of Pop art, he avoided the association.

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About the work
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Sotheby's: Contemporary Art Day Auction

From the Catalogue

"At times Lindner composes almost totally as if the cryptic symbols and …

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From the Catalogue

"At times Lindner composes almost totally as if the cryptic symbols and colours themselves were to be read as formal messages. Then he refers to the history of modern art with witty extrapolations: A Léger mass against a Mondrian line, a Metaphysical symbol against a later-day pop target." …

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Medium
Painting
Signature
Signed and dated 1958-61
Richard Lindner
German, 1901–1978
Follow

A successful illustrator for Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar, Richard Lindner took up painting in his 50s, drawing on expressionistic exaggeration, Surrealist fantasy, and Cubist manipulations of form. He became known for erotic and enigmatic renderings, first based on memories from his childhood in Germany and later inspired by the vulgar, fetishistic aspects of life in New York. His harsh colors and highly defined outlines exaggerated the garishness of the streetwalkers, circus women, and men in uniform that became his favorite subjects. Overtones of Berlin’s cabaret culture of the 1930s infuse his style. Although his work shares some aspects of Pop art, he avoided the association.

Richard Lindner

Pause, 1958-1961

Oil on canvas
50 × 35 in
127 × 88.9 cm
Bidding closed
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