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Robert Overby

Pink and Green Door Map, 1972

Canvas
76 × 57 1/4 in
193 × 145.4 cm
location
New York
Robert Overby
American, 1935–1993
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Robert Overby, an active figure in the emergence of Process Art, Post-Minimalism, and the Anti-Form Movement, is remembered best as a painter even though he worked in multiple mediums. He is known for two very different bodies of work: the first, his representational paintings, sometimes drawing on imagery from classical masterpieces, or women pictured in fashion catalogues and pornography; Overby’s painting style was deeply influenced by his earlier career as a commercially successful graphic designer. The second and perhaps more famous body of work comprises latex casts of architectural structures—explorations of decay and imperfection. Overby also self-published a book titled Red Book: 336 to 1 (1974) meticulously detailing every work he produced between 1969 and 1973.

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Robert Overby
American, 1935–1993
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Robert Overby, an active figure in the emergence of Process Art, Post-Minimalism, and the Anti-Form Movement, is remembered best as a painter even though he worked in multiple mediums. He is known for two very different bodies of work: the first, his representational paintings, sometimes drawing on imagery from classical masterpieces, or women pictured in fashion catalogues and pornography; Overby’s painting style was deeply influenced by his earlier career as a commercially successful graphic designer. The second and perhaps more famous body of work comprises latex casts of architectural structures—explorations of decay and imperfection. Overby also self-published a book titled Red Book: 336 to 1 (1974) meticulously detailing every work he produced between 1969 and 1973.

Robert Overby

Pink and Green Door Map, 1972

Canvas
76 × 57 1/4 in
193 × 145.4 cm
location
New York
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