10 Masters of Photorealism
This signed, titled and numbered lithograph was printed in 1977, and published in 1980. This work is professionally matted and framed in a black wood frame with plexiglass. Excellent condition.
Sheet: 14 Square inches
Frame: 26-1/2" x 26-1/2"
Jackie Fine Arts, Inc. and Robert H. Hawk (Publisher)
Atelier Editions and Deli Sacilotto (Printer)
Signature: Pencil signed, titled and numbered from the edition of 150
Publisher: Jackie Fine Arts, Inc. and Robert H. Hawk
Robert Cottingham is known as a photorealist, but his meticulous paintings and drawings of pre-digital Americana border on abstraction. Cottingham depicts mid-20-century signs, typefaces, manual cameras, railroad boxcars, and mechanical components, or what he has called “tools of the Everyman,” in various dynamic compositions with intensified color and light. The artist has described his fascination with signs as originating from trips to Times Square as a child: “I think that’s when the seed was planted, when I saw the kind of activity going on above the ground level.” Obsessed with the precise geometry of his subjects, Cottingham’s process incorporates a series of steps that can include sketches, photographs, shapes mapped onto grids, and model construction. His crisp, often-monumental canvases celebrate and accentuate the forms of his subjects while remaining devoid of nostalgia. He lists Franz Kline, Edward Hopper, and the New Realists among his influences.
American, b. 1935, Brooklyn, New York, based in New York, Los Angeles and London