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Ross Bleckner

Dream and Do III, 1997

Screenprint in colors
32 1/2 × 41 1/2 in
82.6 × 105.4 cm
Edition 29/75
This is part of a limited edition set.
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About the work
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Heritage Auctions

Framed: 34.5in x 33.5in x 2in

Framed: 34.5in x 33.5in x 2in

Signature
Signed and numbered in pencil lower left
Publisher
Lococo Fine Art, Olivette, Missouri
Image rights
Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
Ross Bleckner
American, b. 1949
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Ross Bleckner’s immersive, large-scale paintings elicit a powerful hypnotic, dizzying effect. Whether pure abstraction of stripes or dots or more representational renderings of birds, flowers, and urns, Bleckner’s work recalls Op Art and the obsessive and mysterious luminosity of Yayoi Kusama’s Polka-dot paintings. Smoothly layered on the canvas surface against a darker gray background, his multicolored volumetric circles or “cells” look like droplets of blood or molecules viewed under a microscope. Emerging as a prominent artist in New York during the AIDS crisis in the 1980s, Bleckner’s paintings, like memento mori, often suggest meditations on the body, health, disease, and especially AIDS-related death.

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About the work
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Heritage Auctions

Framed: 34.5in x 33.5in x 2in

Framed: 34.5in x 33.5in x 2in

Signature
Signed and numbered in pencil lower left
Publisher
Lococo Fine Art, Olivette, Missouri
Image rights
Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
Ross Bleckner
American, b. 1949
Follow

Ross Bleckner’s immersive, large-scale paintings elicit a powerful hypnotic, dizzying effect. Whether pure abstraction of stripes or dots or more representational renderings of birds, flowers, and urns, Bleckner’s work recalls Op Art and the obsessive and mysterious luminosity of Yayoi Kusama’s Polka-dot paintings. Smoothly layered on the canvas surface against a darker gray background, his multicolored volumetric circles or “cells” look like droplets of blood or molecules viewed under a microscope. Emerging as a prominent artist in New York during the AIDS crisis in the 1980s, Bleckner’s paintings, like memento mori, often suggest meditations on the body, health, disease, and especially AIDS-related death.

Ross Bleckner

Dream and Do III, 1997

Screenprint in colors
32 1/2 × 41 1/2 in
82.6 × 105.4 cm
Edition 29/75
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
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