Boilermaker: Image: 21 x 25 3/4 in. (53.3 x 65.4 cm); Sheet: 22 3/4 x 29 1/2 in. (57.8 x 74.9 cm)
Satin Doll: Image: 19 x 21 1/2 in. (48.3 x 54.6 cm); Sheet: 21 3/4 x 29 1/2 in. (55.2 x 74.9 cm)
From the Specialists:
McLean is best known for painting horses and western american subject matters in a photo-realist style. These works (lots 37 and 38) are exemplary of his aesthetic. Associated with fellow West Coast Photo-realists Ralph Goings and Robert Bechtle, Richard McLean studied under Richard Diebenkorn at California College of Arts and Crafts.
—Courtesy of Phillips
Signature: Both signed and numbered 'AP 10/25' and 'AP 17/25' in pencil (artist's proofs, the editions were 250 and 300 respectively), both unframed.
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