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Robert Gniewek

El Gran Burro, 1996

Oil on canvas
14 1/8 × 24 in
35.9 × 61 cm
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Provenance: Margulies Taplin Gallery, Inc., Coral Gables, Florida; Private collection, Surfside, …

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Robert Gniewek
American, b. 1951
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Considered a second-generation photorealist painter, Robert Gniewek paints scenes of mid-century American roadside culture and contemporary cityscapes. Using three or four photographic images of his subjects, Gniewek meticulously produces large-scale paintings of diners, movie theaters, motels, gas stations, cafes, and urban vistas—usually in his native Detroit. Like Robert Cottingham and Ron Kleemann before him, Gniewek shares a love of American signs of the 1940s and ’50s, though as the member of a younger generation he sometimes portrays them as neglected and time-worn, expressing nostalgia for a bygone era

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Provenance: Margulies Taplin Gallery, Inc., Coral Gables, Florida; Private collection, Surfside, Florida.

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Signed lower right: Gniewek
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Robert Gniewek
American, b. 1951
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Considered a second-generation photorealist painter, Robert Gniewek paints scenes of mid-century American roadside culture and contemporary cityscapes. Using three or four photographic images of his subjects, Gniewek meticulously produces large-scale paintings of diners, movie theaters, motels, gas stations, cafes, and urban vistas—usually in his native Detroit. Like Robert Cottingham and Ron Kleemann before him, Gniewek shares a love of American signs of the 1940s and ’50s, though as the member of a younger generation he sometimes portrays them as neglected and time-worn, expressing nostalgia for a bygone era

Robert Gniewek

El Gran Burro, 1996

Oil on canvas
14 1/8 × 24 in
35.9 × 61 cm
Bidding closed
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