navigate left
navigate right
Save
Save
view
View in room
share
Share
Save
Save
view
View in room
share
Share

Don't Walk, 1991

Lithograph
9 1/2 × 19 1/2 in
24.1 × 49.5 cm
Edition 16/120
Bidding closed
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
About the work
Provenance
H
Hindman

This Lot is Sold with No Reserve.

*This lot is tax exempt as permitted by law.

This Lot is Sold with No Reserve.

*This lot is tax exempt as permitted by law.

Signature
Signed, numbered 16/120, titled and dated in pencil
Robert Cottingham
American, b. 1935
Follow

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.

navigate left
navigate right
Save
Save
view
View in room
share
Share
Save
Save
view
View in room
share
Share
About the work
Provenance
H
Hindman

This Lot is Sold with No Reserve.

*This lot is tax exempt as permitted by law.

This Lot is Sold with No Reserve.

*This lot is tax exempt as permitted by law.

Signature
Signed, numbered 16/120, titled and dated in pencil
Robert Cottingham
American, b. 1935
Follow

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.

Don't Walk, 1991

Lithograph
9 1/2 × 19 1/2 in
24.1 × 49.5 cm
Edition 16/120
Bidding closed
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
Other works by Robert Cottingham
Related works
Most Similar
Pop Art