Richard McLean, ‘Native Dancer’, 1972, ArtWise

Signed in pencil by McLean. From the 1972 limited edition portfolio entitled "Radical Realism I", published by Mother Lode Editions and Hundred Acres Gallery. The complete portfolio included the following prints: 'Bacchanal' by John Clem Clarke, 'Cafeteria' by Richard Estes, 'Paul's Corner' by Ralph Goings, 'Rhine Chateau' by Malcolm Morley, and 'Arrested Vehicle with Red Seats' by John Salt.

About Richard McLean

A leading contemporary painter of equestrian imagery, Richard McLean rendered large-scale photorealist representations of thoroughbred horses, primarily at racetracks and county fairs in rural California. Aligned with the Pop artists in their appropriation of popular media, McLean initially sourced imagery from horse magazines, but from the 1970s he used his own photographs to allow him greater control of the process. Toward the end of his life, McLean’s practice extended to landscapes in which horses only appear as incidental details.

American, 1934-2014, Hoquiam, Washington, based in Oakland, California