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Robert Kushner

Camellia White, 1994

Color sugar lift, spit bite and soap ground aquatints with aquatint and soft ground etching
30 1/4 × 28 1/2 in
76.8 × 72.4 cm
Edition of 35
This is part of a limited edition set.
$4,000
location
San Francisco
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Crown Point Press
San Francisco
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Sheet: 30 1/4 x 28 1/2"
Image: 19 1/2 x 19 1/2"

Sheet: 30 1/4 x 28 1/2"
Image: 19 1/2 x 19 1/2"

Publisher
Crown Point Press
Robert Kushner
American, b. 1949
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Robert Kushner participated in the early development of the Pattern and Decoration Movement in the 1970s, and is known for championing a decorative style of painting. “I never get tired of pursuing new ideas in the realm of ornamentation,” he said. “Decoration, an abjectly pejorative dismissal for many, is a very big, somewhat defiant declaration for me.” Artisanal objects the artist discovered in his travels abroad—particularly Japanese screen doors, Islamic patterns, and Uzbekistani embroideries—strongly affected the development of his organic plant forms, grid-based compositions, and use of bold colors and gold leaf. He was also strongly influenced by Henri Matisse, Georgia O’Keeffe, Gustav Klimt, and the French Nabis painters. Since the 1980s, flowers and leaves have become Kushner’s signature motif.

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Sheet: 30 1/4 x 28 1/2"
Image: 19 1/2 x 19 1/2"

Sheet: 30 1/4 x 28 1/2"
Image: 19 1/2 x 19 1/2"

Publisher
Crown Point Press
Robert Kushner
American, b. 1949
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Robert Kushner participated in the early development of the Pattern and Decoration Movement in the 1970s, and is known for championing a decorative style of painting. “I never get tired of pursuing new ideas in the realm of ornamentation,” he said. “Decoration, an abjectly pejorative dismissal for many, is a very big, somewhat defiant declaration for me.” Artisanal objects the artist discovered in his travels abroad—particularly Japanese screen doors, Islamic patterns, and Uzbekistani embroideries—strongly affected the development of his organic plant forms, grid-based compositions, and use of bold colors and gold leaf. He was also strongly influenced by Henri Matisse, Georgia O’Keeffe, Gustav Klimt, and the French Nabis painters. Since the 1980s, flowers and leaves have become Kushner’s signature motif.

Robert Kushner

Camellia White, 1994

Color sugar lift, spit bite and soap ground aquatints with aquatint and soft ground etching
30 1/4 × 28 1/2 in
76.8 × 72.4 cm
Edition of 35
This is part of a limited edition set.
$4,000
location
San Francisco
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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