The Artists We Lost in 2016
This vintage 1970s colorful lithograph by recently deceased British Pop art pioneer Richard Smith is sold floated, framed and ready to hang.
Frame: 37"H x 31.125"W
Sheet: 29 1/2"H × 24 3/10" W
British painter and printmaker Richard Smith's fusion of abstract principles and contemporary subject matter is utterly unique. His early works blend commercial culture, packaging, and advertising with influences of American abstraction, presenting magnified, out of scale objects in soft-focus and vivid tones, the artist stating: "you could drown in a glass of beer, live in a semi-detached cigarette packet". Smith’s subsequent shaped canvases jut into three-dimensional space in an intense exploration of the abstract qualities of volume, surface, and color, the artist humorously comparing his work to large-scale origami.
*Note Richard Smith sadly passed away in 2016.
Published by Bernard Jacobson Gallery, UK
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Signature: Signed, numbered and dated in pencil lower left
Publisher: Bernard Jacobson
British, 1931-2016, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom